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