Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including B cell activation; lymphocyte activation involved in immune response; and positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation of STAT protein. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Orthologous to several human genes including IFNA4 (interferon alpha 4) and IFNA7 (interferon alpha 7).