Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cysteine-type carboxypeptidase activity; endopeptidase activity; and histone binding activity. Involved in several processes, including decidualization; hair follicle morphogenesis; and negative regulation of keratinocyte proliferation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the extracellular space; lysosome; and nucleolus. Predicted to colocalize with the apical part of cell and secretory granule. Used to study dilated cardiomyopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; extraembryonic component; eye; genitourinary system; and hemolymphoid system. Orthologous to several human genes including CTSV (cathepsin V).