Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits calcium-dependent protein binding activity and sialic acid binding activity. Involved in several processes, including heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules; leukocyte tethering or rolling; and positive regulation of leukocyte tethering or rolling. Localizes to external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in blood and liver. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in atopic dermatitis and myocardial infarction. Orthologous to human SELP (selectin P).