Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have thiol-dependent ubiquitinyl hydrolase activity. Involved in several processes, including neuron apoptotic process; response to auditory stimulus; and sensory perception of sound. Localizes to cell-cell junction. Is expressed in olfactory epithelium; submandibular gland primordium; and tooth. Orthologous to human USP53 (ubiquitin specific peptidase 53).