Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in proteolysis involved in cellular protein catabolic process. Predicted to localize to extracellular space and lysosome. Is expressed in extraembryonic component; placenta; testis; and thyroid gland. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Orthologous to human CTSL (cathepsin L).