Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable cytokine activity and frizzled binding activity. Involved in cell proliferation in midbrain and positive regulation of neurogenesis. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including circulatory system development; lung induction; and positive regulation of cell population proliferation. Predicted to be located in collagen-containing extracellular matrix and cytoplasm. Predicted to be extrinsic component of external side of plasma membrane. Predicted to be active in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including embryo mesenchyme; heart and pericardium; maxillary process; reproductive system; and urethra. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast carcinoma; hepatocellular carcinoma; and urinary system cancer. Orthologous to human WNT2 (Wnt family member 2).