Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable heparin binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and protein kinase C binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including negative regulation of osteoblast proliferation; positive regulation of bone mineralization; and positive regulation of osteoblast differentiation. Predicted to act upstream of or within cell differentiation. Predicted to be located in extracellular space; nuclear envelope; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including basal columns; blood vessel endothelium; cranium; tooth; and urinary system. Orthologous to human NELL1 (neural EGFL like 1).