Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including collagen fibril organization; sensory perception of sound; and skeletal system development. Located in collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Part of collagen trimer. Is expressed in several structures, including forelimb bud; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; limb; and skeletal system. Used to study Stickler syndrome; autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 13; and otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia, autosomal recessive. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cleft palate; nonsyndromic deafness (multiple); and osteochondrodysplasia (multiple). Orthologous to human COL11A2 (collagen type XI alpha 2 chain).