Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cytokine activity. Involved in positive regulation of immunoglobulin secretion; positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; and regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma. Is expressed in colon; thymus; and thymus primordium. Orthologous to human IL5 (interleukin 5).