Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have enzyme inhibitor activity; lipid binding activity; and virus receptor activity. Involved in regulation of complement activation, classical pathway. Localizes to external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; integumental system; liver and biliary system; and reproductive system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in prostate cancer and protein-losing enteropathy. Orthologous to human CD55 (CD55 molecule (Cromer blood group)).