Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have metal ion binding activity and phosphoprotein phosphatase activity. Predicted to be involved in peptidyl-threonine dephosphorylation and positive regulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase activity. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity and pyruvate decarboxylase deficiency. Orthologous to human PDP1 (pyruvate dehyrogenase phosphatase catalytic subunit 1).