Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have chemoattractant activity; growth factor activity; and nerve growth factor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process; nervous system development; and neuromuscular synaptic transmission. Localizes to the cytoplasmic vesicle. Used to study atrial heart septal defect 1 and tetralogy of Fallot. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease and asthma. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human NTF3 (neurotrophin 3).