Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits peptidase activator activity. Involved in several processes, including calcium-independent cell-matrix adhesion; cell-substrate junction assembly; and positive regulation of axon extension. Localizes to apical plasma membrane and basement membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; egg cylinder; embryo mesenchyme; and genitourinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Orthologous to human FN1 (fibronectin 1).