Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have CXCR chemokine receptor binding activity and chemokine activity. Involved in defense response to virus; positive regulation of cell differentiation; and response to bacterium. Localizes to external side of plasma membrane and extracellular space. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Orthologous to human CXCL9 (C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 9).