Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Involved in extracellular matrix organization; negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; and negative regulation of transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway. Localizes to extracellular space and interstitial matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including embryo endoderm; genitourinary system; gut; humerus; and spleen. Orthologous to human NEPNP (nephrocan, pseudogene).