Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Predicted to enable fibronectin binding activity and syndecan binding activity. Involved in morphogenesis of an epithelium and regulation of inflammatory response. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including neuromuscular junction development; peripheral nervous system axon regeneration; and prostate gland development. Located in basement membrane; extracellular region; and interstitial matrix. Part of tenascin complex. Is active in perisynaptic extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; immune system; and skeleton. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in allergic conjunctivitis; asthma; autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 56; and pulmonary hypertension. Orthologous to human TNC (tenascin C).