Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits retinol dehydrogenase activity. Involved in cellular detoxification of aldehyde; retinol metabolic process; and visual perception. Localizes to the photoreceptor inner segment. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 13 and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Is expressed in retina inner nuclear layer and retina outer nuclear layer. Orthologous to human RDH12 (retinol dehydrogenase 12).