Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable structural molecule activity. Predicted to contribute to cell adhesion molecule binding activity and signaling receptor binding activity. Acts upstream of or within blood coagulation. Located in cell cortex. Is active in synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including heart; liver; lung; nephron; and telencephalon. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in brain small vessel disease; congenital afibrinogenemia; familial visceral amyloidosis; and thrombophilia. Orthologous to human FGA (fibrinogen alpha chain).