Predicted to enable laminin binding activity. Involved in anatomical structure morphogenesis; inductive cell migration; and positive regulation of locomotion. Located in basal plasma membrane. Expressed in several structures, including ALM; PVP; e2
; gonad; and lumbar ganglion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy; autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2D; autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2P; congenital muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy type A9; and inclusion body myositis. Is an ortholog of human DAG1 (dystroglycan 1).