Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity and hydroxyapatite binding activity. Predicted to be involved in bone development and osteoblast differentiation. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; extracellular space; and perikaryon. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in osteoarthritis; osteoporosis; prostate cancer; rheumatoid arthritis; and vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Orthologous to human BGLAP (bone gamma-carboxyglutamate protein).