Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable metalloendopeptidase activity and zinc ion binding activity. Predicted to be involved in protein processing. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; and skeletal musculature. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia. Orthologous to human PITRM1 (pitrilysin metallopeptidase 1).