Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including blood vessel morphogenesis; positive regulation of BMP signaling pathway; and positive regulation of endothelial cell differentiation. Predicted to localize to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; interphalangeal joint; and liver. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Orthologous to human GDF2 (growth differentiation factor 2).