Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cysteine-type endopeptidase activator activity involved in apoptotic process and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to endoplasmic reticulum stress; nervous system development; and regulation of apoptotic process. Localizes to the cytosol and nucleus. Used to study Noonan syndrome. Orthologous to human APAF1 (apoptotic peptidase activating factor 1).