Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits identical protein binding activity and serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in peptide biosynthetic process and peptide hormone processing. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; heart; and nose. Used to study obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity and proprotein convertase 1/3 deficiency. Orthologous to human PCSK1 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1).