Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to be involved in angiogenesis; heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules; and positive regulation of cell migration. Predicted to localize to external side of plasma membrane; extracellular space; and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including adipose tissue; genitourinary system; gut; nervous system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human MCAM (melanoma cell adhesion molecule).