Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits heparin binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to dexamethasone stimulus; myoblast migration involved in skeletal muscle regeneration; and negative regulation of skeletal muscle tissue growth. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including heart; metanephros; retina; urogenital ridge; and vertebral axis musculature. Used to study myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy. Orthologous to human MSTN (myostatin).