Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits extracellular matrix binding activity. Involved in several processes, including extracellular matrix organization; limb development; and positive regulation of cell-substrate adhesion. Localizes to basement membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; genitourinary system; limb mesenchyme; oral region epithelium; and skeleton. Used to study microphthalmia with limb anomalies. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in microphthalmia with limb anomalies. Orthologous to human SMOC1 (SPARC related modular calcium binding 1).