Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits 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. Localizes to extracellular space. Predicted to colocalize with C-fiber. Is expressed in several structures, including heart; nervous system; nucleus pulposus; 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 human CCL2 (C-C motif chemokine ligand 2).