Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have 4-aminobutyrate transaminase activity; protein homodimerization activity; and pyridoxal phosphate binding activity. Involved in behavioral response to cocaine. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; GABA aminotransferase deficiency; and Huntington's disease. Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system; limb; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ABAT (4-aminobutyrate aminotransferase).