Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits chemokine activity. Involved in several processes, including astrocyte cell migration; macrophage chemotaxis; and positive regulation of cytokine production. Localizes to extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in human immunodeficiency virus infectious disease. Is expressed in lung. Orthologous to several human genes including CCL3 (C-C motif chemokine ligand 3).