Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits serine hydrolase activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including positive regulation of nitrogen compound metabolic process; positive regulation of secretion; and positive regulation of signal transduction. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the centriolar satellite; extracellular space; and mitochondrion. Used to study neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation 2a. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dystonia 12; neuroaxonal dystrophy; and neurodegenerative disease (multiple). Is expressed in 1st branchial arch maxillary component; olfactory placode; otic pit; and trunk somite. Orthologous to human PLA2G6 (phospholipase A2 group VI).