Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein homodimerization activity and receptor tyrosine kinase binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cell differentiation; positive regulation of cell population proliferation; and positive regulation of nitrogen compound metabolic process. Localizes to the extracellular space and intrinsic component of external side of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in colon carcinoma; glioblastoma multiforme; and malignant glioma. Orthologous to human FLT3LG (fms related tyrosine kinase 3 ligand).