Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have heparin binding activity. Involved in bone trabecula formation; growth plate cartilage development; and ossification involved in bone maturation. Predicted to localize to collagen-containing extracellular matrix and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; lung; musculoskeletal system; sensory organ; and urinary system. Orthologous to human THBS3 (thrombospondin 3).