Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have several functions, including heme binding activity; identical protein 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. Is expressed in cerebellum and liver. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and familial hypertryptophanemia. Orthologous to human TDO2 (tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase).