Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable cytokine binding activity and cytokine receptor activity. Predicted to contribute to ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor binding activity and cytokine activity. Involved in negative regulation of motor neuron apoptotic process. Acts upstream of or within ureteric bud development. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; jaw; limb; respiratory system; and tongue. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cold-induced sweating syndrome 1. Orthologous to human CRLF1 (cytokine receptor like factor 1).