Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.2.0)
Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent conferring tensile strength. Acts upstream of or within 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. Located in interstitial matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including cranium; genitourinary system; gut; heart and pericardium; and skeletal musculature. Orthologous to human COL14A1 (collagen type XIV alpha 1 chain).