Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; condensed mesenchymal cell proliferation; and nervous system development. Localizes to the apical part of cell. Used to study mitral valve prolapse. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Van Maldergem syndrome 1 and mitral valve prolapse. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; heart; hemolymphoid system gland; and lung. Orthologous to human DCHS1 (dachsous cadherin-related 1).