Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent and metal ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; embryonic limb morphogenesis; and roof of mouth development. Localizes to basement membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; body cavity or lining; central nervous system; sensory organ; and skin. Used to study Fraser syndrome and clubfoot. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Fraser syndrome 1. Orthologous to human FRAS1 (Fraser extracellular matrix complex subunit 1).