Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables cytokine activity. Involved in positive regulation of B cell activation; positive regulation of astrocyte differentiation; and positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT protein. Acts upstream of or within B cell differentiation and receptor signaling pathway via JAK-STAT. Predicted to be located in extracellular space. Predicted to be part of CNTFR-CLCF1 complex and CRLF-CLCF1 complex. Predicted to be active in extracellular region. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; lung; metanephros; and skeletal musculature. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cold-induced sweating syndrome 2. Orthologous to human CLCF1 (cardiotrophin like cytokine factor 1).