Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits heparin binding activity and syndecan binding activity. Involved in several processes, including gastrulation; negative regulation of BMP signaling pathway; and negative regulation of osteoblast differentiation. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; branchial arch; central nervous system; limb; and skeletal system. Used to study DiGeorge syndrome and velocardiofacial syndrome. Orthologous to human CHRD (chordin).