Involved in embryogenesis and cell differentiation. Homodimer; disulfide-linked. Interacts with ASPN. Belongs to the TGF-beta family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cell development/differentiation; Ligand, receptor tyrosine kinase; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Molecular Function: cytokine activity; identical protein binding; protein binding; punt binding; transforming growth factor beta binding
Biological Process: alveolus development; in utero embryonic development; intercellular junction assembly and maintenance; mammary gland development; negative regulation of cell proliferation; negative regulation of DNA replication; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; palate development; platelet degranulation; positive regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of bone mineralization; positive regulation of collagen biosynthetic process; positive regulation of DNA replication; positive regulation of filopodium formation; positive regulation of protein secretion; positive regulation of stress fiber formation; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of apoptosis; regulation of cell proliferation; regulation of MAPKKK cascade; response to hypoxia; response to progesterone stimulus; salivary gland morphogenesis; transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway; uterine wall breakdown