Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in cartilage development. Localizes to the extracellular matrix. Used to study multiple epiphyseal dysplasia and osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 5; osteoarthritis; and osteochondrodysplasia. Orthologous to human MATN3 (matrilin 3).