Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have ferrous iron binding activity; oxygen sensor activity; and peptidyl-proline 4-dioxygenase activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including cell redox homeostasis; cellular response to hypoxia; and peptidyl-proline hydroxylation to 4-hydroxy-L-proline. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm and nucleoplasm. Is expressed in brain; cerebral cortex; hippocampus; and olfactory epithelium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in renal cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human EGLN2 (egl-9 family hypoxia inducible factor 2).