Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix protein binding activity and integrin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including Langerhans cell differentiation; ganglioside metabolic process; and hard palate development. Localizes to integrin alphav-beta8 complex. Is expressed in several structures, including axial skeleton; hindlimb phalanx; reproductive system; ventricular layer; and visual system. Orthologous to human ITGB8 (integrin subunit beta 8).