Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Predicted to enable carboxylesterase activity; retinyl-palmitate esterase activity; and sterol esterase activity. Acts upstream of or within short-chain fatty acid catabolic process. Located in cytosol and lipid droplet. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal system cancer. Orthologous to human CES1 (carboxylesterase 1).