Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Predicted to have identical protein binding activity; receptor ligand activity; and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor binding activity. Involved in branching involved in ureteric bud morphogenesis and regulation of morphogenesis of a branching structure. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including femur; gut gland; musculature; reproductive system; and urinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including asthma; brain ischemia; diabetic neuropathy; glioblastoma multiforme; and pancreatic endocrine carcinoma. Orthologous to human PGF (placental growth factor).