Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of protein kinase B signaling; positive regulation of oxidative stress-induced cell death; and protein catabolic process. Acts upstream of or within cellular response to amino acid stimulus and regulation of cell migration. Located in cytosol and mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including axial skeleton thoracic region; genitourinary system; liver; oral region epithelium; and palatal shelf. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including artery disease (multiple); carcinoma (multiple); end stage renal disease; osteoarthritis; and von Hippel-Lindau disease. Orthologous to human MMP3 (matrix metallopeptidase 3).