gene: aex-5 [Browse genome (BioProject PRJNA13758)] [Legacy GBrowse] [Search on AGR]
Enables serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in several processes, including neuropeptide processing; positive regulation of synaptic assembly at neuromuscular junction; and positive regulation of transport. Located in extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity; proprotein convertase 1/3 deficiency; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is an ortholog of human PCSK1 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1).