Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent conferring tensile strength. Predicted to be involved in endodermal cell differentiation and growth plate cartilage chondrocyte morphogenesis. Localizes to the collagen-containing extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Orthologous to human COL12A1 (collagen type XII alpha 1 chain).