Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have cytokine activity. Involved in negative regulation of cell population proliferation; positive regulation of apoptotic process; and regulation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process. Localizes to endoplasmic reticulum and extracellular region. Is expressed in alimentary system; brain; gonad; hemolymphoid system gland; and metanephros. Orthologous to human IL24 (interleukin 24).