Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including peptide hormone processing; regulation of renal sodium excretion; and regulation of systemic arterial blood pressure by atrial natriuretic peptide. Localizes to cell surface. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Is expressed in several structures, including floor plate; heart; lip; phalanx; and skin. Orthologous to human CORIN (corin, serine peptidase).