Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including extracellular matrix organization; negative regulation of apoptotic process; and positive regulation of melanocyte differentiation. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including incisor; integumental system; neural tube; tongue muscle; and trunk mesenchyme. Orthologous to human ADAMTS20 (ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif 20).