Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including basement membrane disassembly; positive regulation of cation channel activity; and proteolysis involved in cellular protein catabolic process. Localizes to the lysosome and membrane. Used to study Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in neuropathy. Orthologous to human CTSS (cathepsin S).