Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Predicted to be involved in negative regulation of gene expression and negative regulation of signal transduction. Predicted to be located in extracellular space. Predicted to be active in collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including diaphragm; lower lip; musculoskeletal system; spleen; and tongue. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in osteoarthritis. Orthologous to human CILP (cartilage intermediate layer protein).