Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits oxidoreductase activity, acting on single donors with incorporation of molecular oxygen, incorporation of two atoms of oxygen. Involved in several processes, including isoprenoid metabolic process; regulation of mitochondrial membrane potential; and regulation of reactive oxygen species metabolic process. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Is expressed in brain; embryo; liver; placenta; and yolk sac. Orthologous to human BCO2 (beta-carotene oxygenase 2).