Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable BMP receptor binding activity; protein heterodimerization activity; and receptor ligand activity. Involved in several processes, including SMAD protein signal transduction; positive regulation of signal transduction; and regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including endochondral ossification; male genitalia development; and osteoblast differentiation. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; female reproductive system; sensory organ; and skeleton. Orthologous to human BMP6 (bone morphogenetic protein 6).