Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
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 collagen-containing extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Is expressed in several structures, including connective tissue; mitral valve; sensory organ; skeleton; and skin. Orthologous to human COL12A1 (collagen type XII alpha 1 chain).