Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits high-density lipoprotein particle binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cholesterol homeostasis; negative regulation of lipase activity; and regulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption. Localizes to extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in familial hypercholesterolemia. Is expressed in alimentary system; embryo; liver; and liver lobe. Orthologous to human APOA2 (apolipoprotein A2).