Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase activity. Involved in positive regulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in coronary artery disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; integumental system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ACAT2 (acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase 2).