Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytokine activity and transforming growth factor beta receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including diet induced thermogenesis; gamete generation; and regulation of protein phosphorylation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Is expressed in embryo and extraembryonic ectoderm. Orthologous to human BMP8A (bone morphogenetic protein 8a) and BMP8B (bone morphogenetic protein 8b).