Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Acts upstream of or within epidermis development. Located in cornified envelope. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; placenta; respiratory system; sensory organ; and skin. Used to study autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis 4B. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in ectodermal dysplasia 15. Orthologous to human CST6 (cystatin E/M).