Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in respiratory system process. Predicted to localize to the integral component of plasma membrane. Used to study distal arthrogryposis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in distal arthrogryposis. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Orthologous to human ECEL1 (endothelin converting enzyme like 1).