Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.1)
Predicted to enable calcium ion binding activity. Involved in extracellular matrix organization. Acts upstream of or within cartilage development. Located in collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Part of matrilin complex. Is expressed in larynx; limb; sensory organ; and skeleton. Used to study multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 5 and osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 5; osteoarthritis; and osteochondrodysplasia. Orthologous to human MATN3 (matrilin 3).