Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including cholesterol homeostasis; cochlea morphogenesis; and detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound. Localizes to cell-cell junction; neuronal cell body; and plasma membrane. Predicted to colocalize with nuclear membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human HPN (hepsin).