Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity and hydroxyapatite binding activity. Involved in cellular response to BMP stimulus. Localizes to the cytoplasm and extracellular region. 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).