UniProt functional annotation for P35751

UniProt code: P35751.

Organism: Rhigophila dearborni (Antarctic eelpout) (Lycodichthys dearborni).
Taxonomy: Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Actinopterygii; Neopterygii; Teleostei; Neoteleostei; Acanthomorphata; Percomorpharia; Perciformes; Cottioidei; Zoarcales; Zoarcidae; Lycodinae; Lycodichthys.
 
Function: Contributes to protect fish blood from freezing at subzero sea water temperatures. Lowers the blood freezing point. Binds to nascent ice crystals and prevents further growth (By similarity).
 
Subcellular location: Secreted.
Tissue specificity: Detected in blood serum (at protein level).
Similarity: Belongs to the type-III AFP family.
Similarity: Contains 1 AFP-like domain.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.