Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium-dependent cysteine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity and protease binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of peptidase activity. Localizes to the membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); congenital myasthenic syndrome 1A; pemphigus; rheumatoid arthritis; and vasculitis. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; gonad; immune system; lung; and nervous system. Orthologous to human CAST (calpastatin).