Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have metal ion binding activity and peptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cytokine production; positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; and regulation of gene expression. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast cancer and carotid artery disease. Orthologous to human MMP8 (matrix metallopeptidase 8).