Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits integrin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cell-cell adhesion mediated by integrin; cell-substrate junction assembly; and heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules. Localizes to several cellular components, including Golgi apparatus; endoplasmic reticulum; and external side of plasma membrane. Predicted to colocalize with cell-cell junction and ruffle membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; embryo mesenchyme; eye; and genitourinary system. Orthologous to human ITGA5 (integrin subunit alpha 5).