Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable calcium ion binding activity. Involved in heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules; hippo signaling; and nervous system development. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cell surface receptor signaling pathway; condensed mesenchymal cell proliferation; and ossification involved in bone maturation. Located in apical part of cell. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; hemolymphoid system gland; lung; and metanephros. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hennekam syndrome and Van Maldergem syndrome 2. Orthologous to human FAT4 (FAT atypical cadherin 4).