Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including T-helper cell differentiation; positive regulation of cellular metabolic process; and positive regulation of leukocyte activation. Localizes to the external side of plasma membrane and extracellular space. Used to study Sjogren's syndrome; atopic dermatitis; and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including atopic dermatitis; autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); biliary tract benign neoplasm; pancreatic cancer (multiple); and vasculitis (multiple). Orthologous to human IL4 (interleukin 4).