Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits cysteine-type peptidase activity. Involved in homologous chromosome segregation; meiotic spindle organization; and mitotic sister chromatid segregation. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm; microtubule cytoskeleton; and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; integumental system; and respiratory system. Used to study breast cancer. Orthologous to human ESPL1 (extra spindle pole bodies like 1, separase).