Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in cornea development in camera-type eye. Predicted to localize to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; cranial muscle; jaw; limb mesenchyme; and sensory organ. Used to study cornea plana. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in arcus senilis; cornea plana; and corneal dystrophy. Orthologous to human KERA (keratocan).