Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including carboxylic ester hydrolase activity; glycosphingolipid binding activity; and neurexin family protein binding activity. Involved in ceramide catabolic process. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; extracellular space; and membrane raft. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lipomatosis; maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 8; type 1 diabetes mellitus; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human CEL (carboxyl ester lipase).