Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables metalloendopeptidase activity. Predicted to be involved in proteolysis. Predicted to act upstream of or within positive regulation of cartilage development. Located in 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).