Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including collagen catabolic process; endochondral bone morphogenesis; and extracellular matrix disassembly. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the Golgi apparatus; extracellular space; and lysosome. 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).