Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits cadherin binding activity and metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including cell-cell adhesion mediated by cadherin; detection of temperature stimulus involved in sensory perception of pain; and neuronal stem cell population maintenance. Localizes to integral component of plasma membrane and trans-Golgi network membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including nervous system; retina; and testis. Orthologous to human MMP24 (matrix metallopeptidase 24).