Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits thiol-dependent ubiquitin-specific protease activity and ubiquitin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; axon target recognition; and response to ischemia. Localizes to several cellular components, including the axon; neuron projection terminus; and neuronal cell body. Predicted to colocalize with the plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; hereditary spastic paraplegia; and late onset Parkinson's disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human UCHL1 (ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1).