Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including bone mineralization; collagen catabolic process; and endochondral bone morphogenesis. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including Golgi apparatus; intercellular canaliculus; and lysosome. Is expressed in several structures, including bone; connective tissue; inner ear; jaw; and limb. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in anodontia; artery disease (multiple); bone disease (multiple); and ovarian carcinoma. Orthologous to human MMP13 (matrix metallopeptidase 13).