Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including B cell activation; lymphocyte activation involved in immune response; and positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation of STAT protein. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; intestine; placenta; and skin. Orthologous to several human genes including IFNA10 (interferon alpha 10); IFNA14 (interferon alpha 14); and IFNA16 (interferon alpha 16).