Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in several processes, including collagen fibril organization; sensory perception of sound; and skeletal system development. Localizes to the collagen trimer. Used to study Stickler syndrome; autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 13; and otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cleft palate; nonsyndromic deafness (multiple); and osteochondrodysplasia (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; limb; liver; and skeletal system. Orthologous to human COL11A2 (collagen type XI alpha 2 chain).