Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits heparin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to vitamin K; extracellular matrix organization; and regulation of Notch signaling pathway. Localizes to collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; heart and pericardium; nervous system; and skeleton. 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).