Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits heparin binding activity and metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in heart trabecula formation; kidney development; and ovulation from ovarian follicle. Localizes to basement membrane and cytoplasmic vesicle. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Used to study urinary tract obstruction. Orthologous to human ADAMTS1 (ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 1).