Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have serine-type carboxypeptidase activity. Involved in negative regulation of chaperone-mediated autophagy and regulation of protein stability. Localizes to mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in galactosialidosis and lysosomal storage disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; cranium; genitourinary system; and integumental system. Orthologous to human CTSA (cathepsin A).