Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in blood vessel development; brown fat cell differentiation; and negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis. Localizes to basement membrane; neuromuscular junction; and synaptic cleft. Is expressed in several structures, including adipose tissue; alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dilated cardiomyopathy 1JJ. Orthologous to human LAMA4 (laminin subunit alpha 4).