Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Enables hormone activity. Involved in several processes, including bone trabecula formation; positive regulation of osteoblast differentiation; and sequestering of TGFbeta in extracellular matrix. Acts upstream of or within embryonic limb morphogenesis. Located in extracellular region and microfibril. Is expressed in several structures, including eye; heart; mesonephros; respiratory system; and urinary system. Used to study distal arthrogryposis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital contractural arachnodactyly and scoliosis. Orthologous to human FBN2 (fibrillin 2).