Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cadherin binding activity involved in cell-cell adhesion. Involved in ureteric bud development. Localizes to the cell surface. Used to study congenital diarrhea 5 with tufting enteropathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital diarrhea 5 with tufting enteropathy and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer type 8. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human EPCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule).