Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in bone mineralization; bone morphogenesis; and in utero embryonic development. Localizes to plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including bone; femur cartilage condensation; and lung. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in osteogenesis imperfecta type 5. Orthologous to human IFITM5 (interferon induced transmembrane protein 5).