Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables cysteine-type peptidase activity. Acts upstream of or within homologous chromosome segregation; meiotic spindle organization; and mitotic sister chromatid segregation. Predicted to be active in 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).