Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in response to bacterium. Localizes to several cellular components, including basement membrane; cell cortex; and extracellular region. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; olfactory epithelium; skin; and tongue. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in age related macular degeneration 1. Orthologous to human HMCN1 (hemicentin 1).