Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have natural killer cell lectin-like receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including gamma-delta T cell activation; negative regulation of defense response to virus by host; and response to retinoic acid. Localizes to anchored component of external side of plasma membrane. Orthologous to human MICA (MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A) and MICB (MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence B).