Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits SMAD binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to amino acid stimulus; collagen fibril organization; and skin development. Localizes to collagen trimer. Is expressed in several structures, including atrioventricular valve; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; intraembryonic coelom; and musculoskeletal system. Used to study type I Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Orthologous to human COL5A2 (collagen type V alpha 2 chain).