Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.1)
Enables CCR2 chemokine receptor binding activity and cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to cytokine stimulus; positive regulation of leukocyte chemotaxis; and positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process. Acts upstream of or within response to bacterium and response to wounding. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including heart; intestine smooth muscle circular layer; nervous system; retina; and vibrissa. Used to study age related macular degeneration. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Henoch-Schoenlein purpura; aggressive periodontitis; autoimmune disease (multiple); gastrointestinal system cancer (multiple); and tuberculosis (multiple). Orthologous to several human genes including CCL2 (C-C motif chemokine ligand 2).