Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in camera-type eye morphogenesis and epithelial cell proliferation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Used to study Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy 2. Is expressed in blood vessel; cornea endothelium; genitourinary system; and heart. Orthologous to human COL8A2 (collagen type VIII alpha 2 chain).