Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Enables glycosphingolipid binding activity. An extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in protein phosphorylation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including morphogenesis of an epithelium; neuron projection development; and retinal blood vessel morphogenesis. Located in basement membrane and cell-cell junction. Part of 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).