Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent; heparan sulfate binding activity; and heparin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ morphogenesis; collagen fibril organization; and tendon development. Localizes to the collagen trimer and extracellular matrix. Used to study Stickler syndrome and osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Stickler syndrome; bone disease; and fibrochondrogenesis. Orthologous to human COL11A1 (collagen type XI alpha 1 chain).