Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits BMP binding activity; integrin binding activity; and protease binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; chondrocyte proliferation; and muscle cell development. Localizes to the extracellular space and protein-containing complex. Used to study multiple epiphyseal dysplasia and pseudoachondroplasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 1; osteochondrodysplasia; and pseudoachondroplasia. Orthologous to human COMP (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein).