Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have metalloendopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in collagen catabolic process and extracellular matrix organization. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including artery disease (multiple); female reproductive organ cancer (multiple); intrinsic cardiomyopathy (multiple); obstructive lung disease (multiple); and urinary system cancer (multiple). Orthologous to human MMP1 (matrix metallopeptidase 1).