Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have protein homodimerization activity and thymidine phosphorylase activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including regulation of gastric motility; regulation of myelination; and regulation of transmission of nerve impulse. Predicted to localize to cytosol. Is expressed in alimentary system; axial skeleton; central nervous system; hindlimb; and retina. Used to study mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome 1. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung non-small cell carcinoma; mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome 1; mitochondrial encephalomyopathy; pancreatic cancer; and transitional cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human TYMP (thymidine phosphorylase).