Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables aminopeptidase activity. Involved in negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis. Acts upstream of or within SMAD protein signal transduction and protein catabolic process. Located in cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and plasma membrane. Orthologous to human LNPEP (leucyl and cystinyl aminopeptidase).