Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in camera-type eye morphogenesis; epithelial cell proliferation; and positive regulation of cell-substrate adhesion. Localizes to collagen-containing extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; heart; limb mesenchyme; sensory organ; and skeleton. Orthologous to human COL8A1 (collagen type VIII alpha 1 chain).