Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in cellular iron ion homeostasis; negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; and positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Acts upstream of or within iron ion homeostasis and negative regulation of BMP signaling pathway. Located in plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including cerebral cortex; gut; hemolymphoid system gland; sensory organ; and uterus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in microcytic anemia. Orthologous to human TMPRSS6 (transmembrane serine protease 6).