Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent. Predicted to be involved in extracellular matrix organization. Predicted to act upstream of or within cell adhesion and negative regulation of peptidase activity. Located in basement membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including main olfactory bulb; metapodial pad; peripheral nervous system; skeletal muscle; and skin. Orthologous to human COL28A1 (collagen type XXVIII alpha 1 chain).