Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Predicted to enable identical protein binding activity and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of protein phosphorylation; positive regulation of transport; and regulation of intracellular signal transduction. Acts upstream of or within negative regulation of execution phase of apoptosis; positive regulation of gluconeogenesis; and positive regulation of histone H3-K4 methylation. Located in cytoplasm and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; gut; and urogenital ridge. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease and prediabetes syndrome. Orthologous to human GCG (glucagon).