Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables hyaluronan synthase activity. Involved in extracellular matrix assembly and extracellular polysaccharide biosynthetic process. Acts upstream of or within hyaluronan biosynthetic process. Located in cytoplasm and membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; embryo mesenchyme; gonad; heart; and skin. Orthologous to human HAS1 (hyaluronan synthase 1).