Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including 2 iron, 2 sulfur cluster binding activity; enzyme binding activity; and iron ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; mitochondrion organization; and negative regulation of developmental growth. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Used to study Friedreich ataxia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Friedreich ataxia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human FXN (frataxin).