Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits adenosine deaminase activity and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; nucleobase-containing compound catabolic process; and purine-containing compound biosynthetic process. Localizes to the cytoplasm. Used to study adenosine deaminase deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in adenosine deaminase deficiency; asthma; and severe combined immunodeficiency. Orthologous to human ADA (adenosine deaminase).