Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits insulin-like growth factor receptor binding activity; protein serine/threonine kinase activator activity; and receptor ligand activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; regulation of cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process; and regulation of protein modification process. Localizes to the extracellular space. Used to study type 1 diabetes mellitus 2. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in choriocarcinoma; hepatocellular carcinoma; and rheumatoid arthritis. Orthologous to human IGF2 (insulin like growth factor 2).