Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have cysteine-type endopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in proteolysis involved in cellular protein catabolic process. Predicted to localize to extracellular space and lysosome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Is expressed in extraembryonic component; placenta; and trophoblast giant cell. Orthologous to human CTSL (cathepsin L).