Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in epithelial cell morphogenesis involved in placental branching and neural tube closure. Localizes to the extracellular region and extrinsic component of plasma membrane. Used to study Sjogren's syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis 11. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; pituitary gland; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ST14 (suppression of tumorigenicity 14).