Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase activity and palmitoleoyltransferase activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including carnitine metabolic process; positive regulation of fatty acid beta-oxidation; and regulation of insulin secretion. Localizes to mitochondrial inner membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; integumental system; sensory organ; and urinary system. Used to study carnitine palmitoyltransferase I deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in carnitine palmitoyltransferase I deficiency and lipid metabolism disorder. Orthologous to human CPT1A (carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A).