Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have polysaccharide binding activity and scavenger receptor activity. Involved in hematopoietic stem cell proliferation; negative regulation of interleukin-6 production; and regulation of cell population proliferation. Localizes to 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).