Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including glycosaminoglycan binding activity; molecular function regulator; and syndecan binding activity. Involved in several processes, including decidualization; learning or memory; and regulation of nervous system development. Localizes to extracellular region. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in adrenal carcinoma. Orthologous to human PTN (pleiotrophin).