Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable metalloendopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including cellular response to cytokine stimulus; negative regulation of cellular response to growth factor stimulus; and protein catabolic process. Predicted to act upstream of or within proteolysis. Predicted to be located in extracellular region. Predicted to be active in extracellular matrix. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain meninges; skeleton; and spinal cord floor plate. Orthologous to human ADAMTS12 (ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 12).