Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including protein heterodimerization activity; receptor ligand activity; and serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway via death domain receptors; regulation of branching involved in salivary gland morphogenesis by mesenchymal-epithelial signaling; and regulation of protein phosphorylation. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space. Used to study breast cancer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including artery disease (multiple); autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 39; eye disease (multiple); and neuropathy (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; limb; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human HGF (hepatocyte growth factor).