Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.2.0)
Enables actin binding activity and metallocarboxypeptidase activity. Involved in proteolysis. Acts upstream of or within labyrinthine layer blood vessel development and negative regulation of angiogenesis. Predicted to be located in apical part of cell; endoplasmic reticulum; and extracellular space. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm. Is expressed in nervous system and retina. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Orthologous to human VASH1 (vasohibin 1).