Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including fat cell differentiation; positive regulation of p38MAPK cascade; and transmembrane receptor protein serine/threonine kinase signaling pathway. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; craniocervical region bone; ganglia; limb; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 17; bone disease (multiple); cleft lip; cleft palate; and isolated microphthalmia 4. Orthologous to human GDF6 (growth differentiation factor 6).