Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process. Involved in ectopic germ cell programmed cell death; extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in absence of ligand; and positive regulation of apoptotic signaling pathway. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Orthologous to human CASP2 (caspase 2).