Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in positive regulation of cartilage development and proteolysis. Localizes to collagen-containing extracellular matrix and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; heart; and reproductive system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in osteogenesis imperfecta type 13. Orthologous to human BMP1 (bone morphogenetic protein 1).