Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in defense response to virus and mucosal immune response. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cryoglobulinemia; hepatitis C; liver cirrhosis; and thrombocytopenia. Orthologous to several human genes including IFNL2 (interferon lambda 2) and IFNL3 (interferon lambda 3).