Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits ribonuclease activity. Involved in cell growth involved in cardiac muscle cell development; cellular response to glucose stimulus; and positive regulation of protein phosphorylation. Predicted to localize to extracellular space. Is expressed in cerebral cortex; cerebral cortex subventricular zone; and cerebral cortex ventricular layer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in diabetic retinopathy; myocardial infarction; neurodegenerative disease (multiple); and prostate cancer. Orthologous to human ANG (angiogenin).