Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have double-stranded RNA binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cytokine production; positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; and regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Predicted to localize to the cell surface; cytoplasm; and integral component of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma; brain disease; human immunodeficiency virus infectious disease; and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in submandibular gland primordium. Orthologous to human TLR3 (toll like receptor 3).