Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits dimethylargininase activity. Involved in positive regulation of nitric oxide biosynthetic process and regulation of systemic arterial blood pressure. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cardiovascular system disease and hypertension. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; cardiovascular system; future prosencephalon; retina; and spinal cord. Orthologous to human DDAH1 (dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 1).