Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have collagen binding activity and platelet-derived growth factor binding activity. Involved in cellular response to amino acid stimulus. Localizes to the extracellular matrix and sarcolemma. Used to study Bethlem myopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human COL6A1 (collagen type VI alpha 1 chain).