Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding activity. Involved in defense response to virus; natural killer cell activation; and negative regulation of cell population proliferation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Orthologous to several human genes including IFNA10 (interferon alpha 10); IFNA14 (interferon alpha 14); and IFNA16 (interferon alpha 16).