Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have ATP binding activity; metalloendopeptidase activity; and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in anterograde axonal transport and mitochondrion organization. Localizes to m-AAA complex. Is expressed in central nervous system; olfactory epithelium; and retina nuclear layer. Used to study hereditary spastic paraplegia 7. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary spastic paraplegia 7. Orthologous to human SPG7 (SPG7 matrix AAA peptidase subunit, paraplegin).