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Binds to cell surfaces through proteoglycans and may play a role in the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation, independently of its enzyme activity. .
|metallo-dependent hydrolases superfamily|
|Sequence:||22; NC_000022.11 (17178790..17221854, complement)|
Detected in blood plasma (at protein level). Widely expressed, with most abundant expression in human adult heart, lung, lymphoblasts, and placenta as well as fetal lung, liver, and kidney. In embryo, expressed in the outflow tract and atrium of the developing heart, the VII/VIII cranial nerve ganglion, and the notochord.