Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in negative regulation of mitotic cell cycle and trophoblast giant cell differentiation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the Golgi apparatus; endosome; and lysosome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Is expressed in embryo; extraembryonic component; heart; placenta; and primary trophoblast giant cell. Orthologous to human CTSL (cathepsin L).