Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in defense response to bacterium and proteolysis. Localizes to the collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; immune system; and spinal cord. Orthologous to human ADAMTS4 (ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 4).