Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables interleukin-2 binding activity. Predicted to be involved in cytokine-mediated signaling pathway; natural killer cell activation; and positive regulation of phagocytosis. Predicted to act upstream of or within negative regulation of apoptotic process. Located in external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in hemolymphoid system; thymus; and thymus primordium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma; immunodeficiency 63; myasthenia gravis; and visceral leishmaniasis. Orthologous to human IL2RB (interleukin 2 receptor subunit beta).