Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in female gonad development and male gonad development. Localizes to collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; cranium; eye; hindlimb digit mesenchyme; and reproductive system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 3 and osteochondrodysplasia. Orthologous to human COL9A3 (collagen type IX alpha 3 chain).