Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits T cell receptor binding activity and endogenous lipid antigen binding activity. Involved in several processes, including T cell differentiation; positive regulation of cytokine production; and regulation of leukocyte activation. Localizes to endosome; external side of plasma membrane; and lysosome. Is expressed in forebrain; intestine; jaw bone; and liver. Orthologous to human CD1D (CD1d molecule).