Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including heme binding activity; oxygen binding activity; and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase activity. Predicted to be involved in protein homotetramerization; tryptophan catabolic process to acetyl-CoA; and tryptophan catabolic process to kynurenine. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Is expressed in cerebellum and liver. Orthologous to human TDO2 (tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase).