Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Exhibits glycosphingolipid binding activity. An extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in several processes, including morphogenesis of an epithelium; protein phosphorylation; and retinal blood vessel morphogenesis. Localizes to cell-cell junction and laminin-1 complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; eye; and genitourinary system. Orthologous to human LAMA1 (laminin subunit alpha 1).