Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cartilage development; collagen fibril organization; and proteoglycan biosynthetic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including GABA-ergic synapse; glutamatergic synapse; and perisynaptic extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; embryo mesenchyme; limb; sensory organ; and skeleton. Used to study achondroplasia. Orthologous to human ACAN (aggrecan).