Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits adenosine deaminase activity and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; nucleobase-containing small molecule metabolic process; and positive regulation of lymphocyte activation. Localizes to cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. 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).