Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have chemokine activity. Involved in several processes, including leukocyte homeostasis; regulation of neutrophil mediated killing of gram-negative bacterium; and response to lipopolysaccharide. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Is expressed in central nervous system; liver lobe; molar; and sensory organ. Orthologous to several human genes including CXCL6 (C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 6).