Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of B cell activation; positive regulation of astrocyte differentiation; and positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT protein. Predicted to localize to the CNTFR-CLCF1 complex and CRLF-CLCF1 complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cold-induced sweating syndrome 2. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; lung; metanephros; and skeletal musculature. Orthologous to human CLCF1 (cardiotrophin like cytokine factor 1).