Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
An extracellular matrix structural constituent. Acts upstream of or within extracellular matrix organization and growth plate cartilage chondrocyte development. Located in collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Part of fibrillar collagen trimer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; limb mesenchyme; respiratory system; sensory organ; and skeletal system. Orthologous to human COL27A1 (collagen type XXVII alpha 1 chain).