Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables hydroxyapatite binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cellular response to insulin stimulus; positive regulation of insulin secretion; and type B pancreatic cell proliferation. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including bone; forelimb; lower jaw; rib; and tongue. 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).