Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity; carbohydrate binding activity; and hyaluronic acid binding activity. Involved in hippocampus development and synapse maturation. Localizes to the extracellular matrix and glutamatergic synapse. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in malignant glioma. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; skeleton; and spinal cord. Orthologous to human BCAN (brevican).