Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits peptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in collagen catabolic process and extracellular matrix organization. Predicted to localize to the extracellular matrix. 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). Is expressed in embryo; placenta; and trophoblast giant cell. Orthologous to human MMP1 (matrix metallopeptidase 1).