Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Enables phosphoprotein phosphatase activity. Acts upstream of or within protein dephosphorylation. Located in cytosol and podosome. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; extraembryonic component; gut; and retina. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in colorectal cancer. Orthologous to human PTPN12 (protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 12).