a lymphokine involved in cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation, and inflammation. It plays a role in the regulation of macrophage function in host defense through the suppression of anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids. This lymphokine and the JAB1 protein form a complex in the cytosol near the peripheral plasma membrane, which may indicate an additional role in integrin signaling pathways. Also acts as a phenylpyruvate tautomerase. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Biological Process: DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53 class mediator; regulation of macrophage activation; carboxylic acid metabolic process; positive regulation of lipopolysaccharide-mediated signaling pathway; cell aging; negative regulation of cellular protein metabolic process; prostaglandin biosynthetic process; positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation; positive regulation of MAP kinase activity; cell proliferation; negative regulation of DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53 class mediator; positive regulation of fibroblast proliferation; negative regulation of myeloid cell apoptosis; positive regulation of peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation; negative regulation of mature B cell apoptosis; cell surface receptor linked signal transduction; positive chemotaxis; positive regulation of B cell proliferation; innate immune response; inflammatory response; positive regulation of phosphorylation; positive regulation of cytokine secretion; negative regulation of apoptosis
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.