Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables aminopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including membrane protein ectodomain proteolysis; peptide catabolic process; and regulation of blood pressure. Acts upstream of or within positive regulation of angiogenesis and proteolysis. Located in cytoplasm. Predicted to be active in plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; immune system; and respiratory system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cervix carcinoma. Orthologous to human ERAP1 (endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1).