Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables S-(hydroxymethyl)glutathione dehydrogenase activity; alcohol dehydrogenase (NAD+) activity; and identical protein binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including formaldehyde catabolic process; peptidyl-cysteine S-nitrosylation; and response to lipopolysaccharide. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and respiratory system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in AMED syndrome and asthma. Orthologous to human ADH5 (alcohol dehydrogenase 5 (class III), chi polypeptide).