Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including chondrocyte proliferation; positive regulation of cell differentiation; and skeletal system morphogenesis. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; extracellular space; and intermediate filament cytoskeleton. Used to study rheumatoid arthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myocardial infarction. Orthologous to human MMP14 (matrix metallopeptidase 14).