Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have epidermal growth factor receptor binding activity and growth factor activity. Involved in negative regulation of apoptotic process and positive regulation of cell population proliferation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space and membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in lung; reproductive system; and skin. Orthologous to human BTC (betacellulin).