Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to be involved in complement activation, alternative pathway; complement activation, classical pathway; and cytolysis. Predicted to localize to extracellular space and membrane attack complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type II complement component 8 deficiency. Is expressed in brain; liver and biliary system; stomach; and testis. Orthologous to human C8B (complement C8 beta chain).