Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits identical protein binding activity and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; cellular response to cytokine stimulus; and positive regulation of cell communication. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the extracellular space; integral component of membrane; and plasma membrane. Used to study autosomal recessive osteopetrosis 2 and osteoporosis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive osteopetrosis 2 and osteoporosis. Is expressed in genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system; hindlimb long bone; and lymphatic system. Orthologous to human TNFSF11 (TNF superfamily member 11).