Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have metalloaminopeptidase activity; metalloendopeptidase activity; and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in chondrocyte proliferation; collagen catabolic process; and skeletal system morphogenesis. Predicted to localize to integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; skin; and visual system. Orthologous to human MMP16 (matrix metallopeptidase 16).