Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits type I interferon binding activity and type I interferon receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to interferon-alpha; defense response to other organism; and positive regulation of cytokine production. Localizes to the integral component of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hepatitis C. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human IFNAR1 (interferon alpha and beta receptor subunit 1).