Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including angiogenesis; endothelial cell morphogenesis; and positive regulation of endothelial cell apoptotic process. Localizes to basement membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Used to study pigment dispersion syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in primary angle-closure glaucoma. Orthologous to human COL18A1 (collagen type XVIII alpha 1 chain).