Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits metalloendopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including collagen catabolic process; embryo implantation; and response to amyloid-beta. Localizes to the collagen-containing extracellular matrix. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Down syndrome; anodontia; artery disease (multiple); autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); and lung disease (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; limb mesenchyme; and skeleton. Orthologous to human MMP9 (matrix metallopeptidase 9).