Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Predicted to enable cysteine-type deubiquitinase activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including neuron apoptotic process; response to auditory stimulus; and sensory perception of sound. Located in cell-cell junction. Is expressed in olfactory epithelium; submandibular gland primordium; and tooth. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. Orthologous to human USP53 (ubiquitin specific peptidase 53).