Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits zymogen binding activity. Involved in defense response to bacterium; inner cell mass cell proliferation; and positive regulation of epithelial cell differentiation. Localizes to the extracellular matrix; extrinsic component of membrane; and zymogen granule membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in glioblastoma multiforme. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; genitourinary system; gut; retina; and spleen. Orthologous to human DMBT1 (deleted in malignant brain tumors 1).