Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits cytochrome-b5 reductase activity, acting on NAD(P)H. Involved in several processes, including glucose homeostasis; insulin secretion; and response to antibiotic. Localizes to endoplasmic reticulum. Is expressed in metanephros; nervous system; sensory organ; submandibular gland primordium; and thymus primordium. Used to study type 2 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human CYB5R4 (cytochrome b5 reductase 4).