Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have collagen binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ morphogenesis; epithelial cell differentiation; and negative regulation of cell population proliferation. Localizes to extracellular matrix; extracellular space; and nucleus. Is expressed in alimentary system; central nervous system; lung; male reproductive gland or organ; and metanephros. Used to study dentinogenesis imperfecta and periodontal disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dentinogenesis imperfecta. Orthologous to human DSPP (dentin sialophosphoprotein).