Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Predicted to enable calcium ion binding activity. Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in basement membrane organization. Acts upstream of or within response to bacterium. Located in several cellular components, including basement membrane; cell cortex; and muscle tendon junction. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; early embryo; olfactory epithelium; skin; and tongue. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in age related macular degeneration 1. Orthologous to human HMCN1 (hemicentin 1).