Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have extracellular matrix protein binding activity and integrin binding activity. Involved in ganglioside metabolic process and regulation of transforming growth factor beta activation. 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).