Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits carboxypeptidase activity. Involved in insulin processing; peptide hormone secretion; and protein localization to secretory granule. Localizes to the secretory granule membrane. Used to study obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human CPE (carboxypeptidase E).