Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable calcium ion binding activity and gamma-catenin binding activity. Predicted to be involved in cell-cell adhesion and protein stabilization. Predicted to act upstream of or within cell adhesion. Located in desmosome. Is expressed in brain; embryo; epidermis; liver; and testis. Orthologous to human DSG1 (desmoglein 1).