Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables peptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to UV-A; collagen catabolic process; and extracellular matrix organization. Predicted to be located in extracellular matrix and extracellular region. Is expressed in embryo; placenta; and trophoblast giant cell. 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).