Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including chemorepellent activity; peptidase activity, acting on L-amino acid peptides; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in behavioral fear response; locomotory exploration behavior; and psychomotor behavior. Localizes to intercellular canaliculus. Is expressed in several structures, including inner ear; intraembryonic coelom; liver; lung; and primitive heart tube. Used to study Middle East respiratory syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Middle East respiratory syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human DPP4 (dipeptidyl peptidase 4).