Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits extracellular matrix binding activity and heparin binding activity. Involved in defense response to bacterium and negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in osteoarthritis. Orthologous to human ADAMTS5 (ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 5).