Alox8 is an alias for the gene, Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase, type B, in humans. Other names include: Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase B; 15-LOX-B; 15-lipoxygenase 2; 15-LOX-2; Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase type II; Linoleate 13-lipoxygenase 15-LOb. The encoded protein is an enzyme with an amino acid length of 676 and a mass of 75.9 kDa. Alox8 is a member of the Lipoxygenase family. This gene shares homology with other species, including: Mouse, Rat, Frog.