Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits fatty acid elongase activity. Involved in fatty acid elongation, polyunsaturated fatty acid. Predicted to localize to endoplasmic reticulum and integral component of endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Used to study Stargardt disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in corneal dystrophy and spinocerebellar ataxia type 34. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; skin; and spleen. Orthologous to human ELOVL4 (ELOVL fatty acid elongase 4).