Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Predicted to enable polysaccharide binding activity and scavenger receptor activity. Acts upstream of or within hematopoietic stem cell proliferation; negative regulation of interleukin-6 production; and regulation of cell population proliferation. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in brain; larynx; musculoskeletal system; and spinal component of peripheral nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome and pericarditis. Orthologous to human PRG4 (proteoglycan 4).