Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits branched-chain-amino-acid transaminase activity. Involved in branched-chain amino acid metabolic process; cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; and regulation of hormone levels. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Used to study maple syrup urine disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human BCAT2 (branched chain amino acid transaminase 2).