Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
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 platelet activation. Localizes to the external side of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in atopic dermatitis and myocardial infarction. Is expressed in blood and liver. Orthologous to human SELP (selectin P).