Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including arachidonic acid binding activity; metal ion binding activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in astrocyte development and positive regulation of peptide secretion. Predicted to localize to the cytosol; extracellular space; and intermediate filament cytoskeleton. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myocarditis. Orthologous to human S100A8 (S100 calcium binding protein A8).