Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity. Predicted to be involved in hyaluronan metabolic process. Predicted to act upstream of or within acute-phase response and negative regulation of peptidase activity. Located in cytoplasm and plasma membrane. Is expressed in brain; heart; liver; lung; and male reproductive gland or organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in intermediate coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction. Orthologous to human ITIH4 (inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4).