Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including blood vessel morphogenesis; positive regulation of endothelial cell differentiation; and regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Orthologous to human GDF2 (growth differentiation factor 2).