Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in blood vessel remodeling; protein catabolic process; and trophoblast giant cell differentiation. Localizes to extracellular region. Is expressed in several structures, including extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; heart; liver; and lung. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Orthologous to human CTSL (cathepsin L).