Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits stearoyl-CoA 9-desaturase activity. Predicted to be involved in fatty acid biosynthetic process and oxidation-reduction process. Predicted to localize to membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; genitourinary system; nervous system; and retina. Orthologous to human FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2).