Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent conferring tensile strength. Localizes to several cellular components, including collagen trimer; extracellular space; and sarcolemma. Is expressed in several structures, including cornea; genitourinary system; great vessel of heart; heart and pericardium; and musculoskeletal system. 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).