Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits sterol esterase activity and triglyceride lipase activity. Involved in acylglycerol catabolic process; short-chain fatty acid catabolic process; and very-low-density lipoprotein particle assembly. Localizes to cytosol; endoplasmic reticulum lumen; and lipid droplet. Is expressed in several structures, including cochlear duct; gut; liver; nose; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human CES1 (carboxylesterase 1).