Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits heparin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cell adhesion; cellular response to vitamin K; and extracellular matrix organization. Localizes to the collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Used to study aggressive periodontitis and bone structure disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congestive heart failure. Orthologous to human POSTN (periostin).