Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in cartilage development. Localizes to extracellular matrix. Used to study multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 5 and osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 5; osteoarthritis; and osteochondrodysplasia. Is expressed in larynx; limb; sensory organ; and skeleton. Orthologous to human MATN3 (matrilin 3).