Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in cartilage development. Localizes to extracellular matrix. 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).