Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits fibronectin binding activity. Predicted to contribute to C-X3-C chemokine binding activity. Involved in several processes, including chorio-allantoic fusion; face development; and heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules. Localizes to cell-cell junction and external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; and nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autism spectrum disorder and pancreatic cancer. Orthologous to human ITGA4 (integrin subunit alpha 4).