Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including cytokine binding activity; growth factor binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in stem cell differentiation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in background diabetic retinopathy; neurodegenerative disease (multiple); and obstructive lung disease. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; embryo mesenchyme; liver; meninges; and retina. Orthologous to human A2M (alpha-2-macroglobulin).