Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits mitogen-activated protein kinase binding activity and phosphoprotein phosphatase activity. Involved in negative regulation of MAPK cascade; negative regulation of cell population proliferation; and protein dephosphorylation. Predicted to localize to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; limb; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human DUSP1 (dual specificity phosphatase 1).