Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Predicted to enable lipopolysaccharide binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; lipopolysaccharide-mediated signaling pathway; and negative regulation of cytokine production. Located in cytoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Crohn's disease. Orthologous to human BPI (bactericidal permeability increasing protein).