Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable protein homodimerization activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including antimicrobial humoral immune response mediated by antimicrobial peptide; innate immune response in mucosa; and response to bacterium. Predicted to be located in azurophil granule. Predicted to be active in extracellular space. Orthologous to several human genes including DEFA1 (defensin alpha 1); DEFA3 (defensin alpha 3); and DEFA4 (defensin alpha 4).