This intronless gene is a member of the frizzled gene family. Members of this family encode seven-transmembrane domain;proteins that are receptors for the Wingless type MMTV integration site family of signaling proteins. Most frizzled;receptors are coupled to the beta-catenin canonical signaling pathway. This gene is highly expressed in two human;cancer cell lines, indicating that it may play a role in several types of cancer. The crystal structure of the;extracellular cysteine-rich domain of a similar mouse protein has been determined.
FZD8; frizzled family receptor 8; frizzled (Drosophila) homolog 8 , frizzled 8, seven transmembrane spanning receptor , frizzled homolog 8 (Drosophila); frizzled-8; frizzled homolog 8; frizzled 8, seven transmembrane spanning receptor; FZ-8; hFZ8