Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including interleukin-16 binding activity; interleukin-16 receptor activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including defense response to Gram-negative bacterium; helper T cell enhancement of adaptive immune response; and positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation. Localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum; external side of plasma membrane; and membrane raft. Used to study type 1 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human CD4 (CD4 molecule).