Hematopoietic growth factor capable of stimulating the proliferation of lymphoid progenitors. It is important for proliferation during certain stages of B-cell maturation. Belongs to the IL-7/IL-9 family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Apoptosis; Cell cycle regulation; Cell development/differentiation; Secreted; Cytokine; Secreted, signal peptide
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 8q12-q13
Cellular Component: extracellular space; extracellular region
Biological Process: positive regulation of organ growth; humoral immune response; organ morphogenesis; T cell lineage commitment; cell-cell signaling; positive regulation of T cell differentiation; regulation of gene expression; homeostasis of number of cells within a tissue; negative regulation of catalytic activity; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of B cell proliferation; bone resorption; negative regulation of apoptosis