Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have several functions, including cholesterol binding activity; complement component C1q complex binding activity; and low-density lipoprotein particle binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including complement activation, classical pathway; negative regulation of macrophage derived foam cell differentiation; and regulation of reactive oxygen species metabolic process. Predicted to localize to extracellular space; filopodium; and growth cone. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Kawasaki disease; autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); macular degeneration (multiple); middle cerebral artery infarction; and nephritis (multiple). Is expressed in embryo and liver. Orthologous to human CRP (C-reactive protein).