Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.2.0)
Enables axon guidance receptor activity and semaphorin receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including blood vessel endothelial cell proliferation involved in sprouting angiogenesis; negative regulation of endothelial cell apoptotic process; and regulation of signal transduction. Acts upstream of or within axonogenesis; branching involved in blood vessel morphogenesis; and detection of light stimulus involved in visual perception. Is integral component of membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SEMA5A (semaphorin 5A).