Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in complement activation, lectin pathway. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; liver; and spleen. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in 3MC syndrome 1. Orthologous to human MASP1 (mannan binding lectin serine peptidase 1).