Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have cell adhesion molecule binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and signaling receptor activity. Involved in response to bacterium. Localizes to basement membrane; cell cortex; and cell junction. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in age related macular degeneration 1. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; olfactory epithelium; skin; and tongue. Orthologous to human HMCN1 (hemicentin 1).