Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have sterol esterase activity. Involved in several processes, including homeostasis of number of cells within a tissue; lung development; and tissue remodeling. Predicted to localize to the fibrillar center and lysosome. Used to study Wolman disease and lysosomal and lipase deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Wolman disease; cholesterol ester storage disease; and lysosomal and lipase deficiency. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal cortex zone; alimentary system; brain; hemolymphoid system; and metanephros. Orthologous to human LIPA (lipase A, lysosomal acid type).