Stabilizer of the mucous gel overlying the gastrointestinal mucosa that provides a physical barrier against various noxious agents. May inhibit the growth of calcium oxalate crystals in urine. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Secreted, signal peptide; Secreted
Cellular Component: extracellular space
Molecular Function: protein binding; growth factor activity
Biological Process: negative regulation of cell proliferation; response to peptide hormone stimulus; maintenance of gastrointestinal epithelium; digestion; carbohydrate metabolic process; cell differentiation; response to iron ion; response to estradiol stimulus