Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent conferring tensile strength. Predicted to be involved in growth plate cartilage chondrocyte morphogenesis. Localizes to several cellular components, including the extracellular matrix; extracellular space; and sarcolemma. Used to study Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and congenital muscular dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy; dystonia 27; and muscular dystrophy. Orthologous to human COL6A3 (collagen type VI alpha 3 chain).