Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including growth plate cartilage chondrocyte proliferation; negative regulation of transmembrane receptor protein serine/threonine kinase signaling pathway; and signal transduction involved in regulation of gene expression. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; paraxial mesenchyme; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human CER1 (cerberus 1, DAN family BMP antagonist).