Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein kinase activator activity. Involved in several processes, including embryo implantation; hemoglobin biosynthetic process; and negative regulation of myeloid cell apoptotic process. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including artery disease (multiple); diabetic angiopathy; eye disease (multiple); ischemia (multiple); and neurodegenerative disease (multiple). Orthologous to human EPO (erythropoietin).