Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Enables aminopeptidase activity. Involved in negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis. Acts upstream of or within SMAD protein signal transduction and protein catabolic process. Located in cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and plasma membrane. Is expressed in extraembryonic component; labyrinthine zone; and placenta. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human LNPEP (leucyl and cystinyl aminopeptidase).