Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits fatty acid alpha-hydroxylase activity. Involved in several processes, including glycosylceramide biosynthetic process; myelin maintenance; and sebaceous gland cell differentiation. Localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum. Used to study hereditary spastic paraplegia 35. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary spastic paraplegia 35. Orthologous to human FA2H (fatty acid 2-hydroxylase).