Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in chondrocyte proliferation; growth plate cartilage development; and tissue homeostasis. Predicted to localize to the collagen type IX trimer; extracellular matrix; and extracellular space. Used to study osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Stickler syndrome; multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 6; and osteochondrodysplasia. Orthologous to human COL9A1 (collagen type IX alpha 1 chain).