Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits cysteine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity involved in apoptotic process. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to hepatocyte growth factor stimulus; intestinal D-glucose absorption; and regulation of plasma membrane bounded cell projection organization. Localizes to several cellular components, including brush border; filopodium tip; and lamellipodium. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; egg cylinder; gut; metanephros; and reproductive system. Orthologous to human VIL1 (villin 1).