Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits O-acyltransferase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; positive regulation of lipid transport; and retinoid metabolic process. Predicted to localize to the multivesicular body; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and rough endoplasmic reticulum. Used to study Leber congenital amaurosis 14. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 14 and retinitis pigmentosa. Is expressed in embryo; extraembryonic component; liver; placenta; and yolk sac. Orthologous to human LRAT (lecithin retinol acyltransferase).