Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have hormone activity and prolactin receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including female pregnancy; positive regulation of lactation; and positive regulation of receptor signaling pathway via JAK-STAT. Predicted to localize to extracellular space. Is expressed in extraembryonic component and placenta. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in carotid artery disease. Orthologous to human PRL (prolactin).