Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits heparin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including peptide cross-linking via chondroitin 4-sulfate glycosaminoglycan; response to ischemia; and vascular wound healing. Localizes to extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; embryo mesenchyme; intervertebral disc; lung; and molar. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Orthologous to human NDNF (neuron derived neurotrophic factor).