Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits extracellular matrix binding activity. Involved in cell adhesion and extracellular matrix organization. Localizes to extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; genitourinary system; heart and pericardium; sensory organ; and skeleton. Used to study corneal dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in corneal dystrophy (multiple). Orthologous to human TGFBI (transforming growth factor beta induced).