Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.0.0)
Predicted to enable identical protein binding activity; protease binding activity; and serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity. Acts upstream of or within response to cytokine and response to peptide hormone. Located in extracellular region. Is expressed in gut and liver lobe. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency; artery disease (multiple); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (multiple); inflammatory bowel disease (multiple); and liver disease (multiple). Orthologous to human SERPINA1 (serpin family A member 1).