Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in blood coagulation and cell morphogenesis. Colocalizes with the anchored component of external side of plasma membrane. Used to study Bernard-Soulier syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Bernard-Soulier syndrome; Bernard-Soulier syndrome type A2; myocardial infarction; non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy; and platelet-type bleeding disorder 3. Orthologous to human GP1BA (glycoprotein Ib platelet subunit alpha).