Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have carbohydrate binding activity and metal ion binding activity. Involved in cell-matrix adhesion. Localizes to basement membrane. Used to study Fraser syndrome; chromosome 9p deletion syndrome; and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; and skin. Orthologous to human FREM1 (FRAS1 related extracellular matrix 1).