Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits aminopeptidase activity. Involved in SMAD protein signal transduction; negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis; and protein catabolic process. Localizes to the cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human LNPEP (leucyl and cystinyl aminopeptidase).