Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits fibroblast growth factor binding activity and fibroblast growth factor receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including calcium ion homeostasis; energy reserve metabolic process; and positive regulation of MAPKKK cascade by fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling pathway. Predicted to localize to extracellular region and integral component of membrane. Used to study hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis and pulmonary emphysema. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Prinzmetal angina; coronary artery disease; intracranial embolism; and spondylosis. Orthologous to human KL (klotho).