Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Exhibits cytokine activity; phenylpyruvate tautomerase activity; and protease binding activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of apoptotic process; positive regulation of icosanoid secretion; and positive regulation of protein phosphorylation. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in allergic hypersensitivity disease; asthma; cystic fibrosis; lung disease (multiple); and obesity. Orthologous to human MIF (macrophage migration inhibitory factor).