The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the neutral endopeptidase (NEP) or membrane metallo-endopeptidase (MME) family. Family members play important roles in pain perception, arterial pressure regulation, phosphate metabolism and homeostasis. This protein is a type II transmembrane protein and is thought to be expressed as a secreted protein. This gene is expressed mainly in testis with weak expression in the brain, kidney, and heart.
MMEL1; membrane metallo-endopeptidase-like 1; membrane metallo endopeptidase like 2 , MMEL2; NEPII; NL1; NL2; SEP; Mel transforming oncogene like 1; MELL1; Membrane metallo endopeptidase like 1; Membrane metallo endopeptidase like 2; MMEL2; Neprilysin 2; Neprilysin Like 1; Soluble secreted endopeptidase; NEP2(m); neprilysin-2; neprilysin II; zinc metallopeptidase; membrane metallo-endopeptidase-like 2; NEP2