Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits lysozyme activity. Involved in defense response to Gram-negative bacterium and defense response to Gram-positive bacterium. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the Golgi cis cisterna; cytoplasmic vesicle; and rough endoplasmic reticulum lumen. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in familial visceral amyloidosis. Is expressed in several structures, including forelimb bud; liver; mesothelium; small intestine; and yolk sac. Orthologous to human LYZ (lysozyme).