Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent conferring tensile strength. Involved in several processes, including collagen fibril organization; homeostasis of number of cells within a tissue; and regulation of cell growth involved in cardiac muscle cell development. Localizes to the interstitial matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including cranium; genitourinary system; gut; mitral valve; and musculature. Orthologous to human COL14A1 (collagen type XIV alpha 1 chain).