Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits extracellular matrix structural constituent. Predicted to be involved in sensory perception of sound. Localizes to extracellular matrix. Is expressed in inner ear. Used to study autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 12. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 12; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 21; and sensorineural hearing loss. Orthologous to human TECTA (tectorin alpha).