Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits calcium ion binding activity and protein serine/threonine kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including odontoblast differentiation; odontogenesis of dentin-containing tooth; and positive regulation of ossification. Localizes to Golgi apparatus and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; connective tissue; embryo endoderm; jaw; and skeleton. Used to study rickets. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in amelogenesis imperfecta. Orthologous to human FAM20C (FAM20C golgi associated secretory pathway kinase).