This gene encodes a member of the DNase family. The protein hydrolyzes DNA, is not inhibited by actin, and mediates the breakdown of DNA during apoptosis. Alternate transcriptional splice variants of this gene have been observed but have not been thoroughly characterized.
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Protein Aliases: Deoxyribonuclease gamma; Deoxyribonuclease I-like 3; deoxyribonuclease I-like III; DNase gamma; DNase I homolog protein 2; DNase I homolog protein DHP2; DNase I-like 3; DNaseY; Liver and spleen DNase; LS-DNase; macrophage specific DNase I
Gene Aliases: DHP2; DNAS1L3; DNASE1L3; DNasegamma; LSD; SLEB16