Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Enables arachidonate 12(S)-lipoxygenase activity and linoleate 13S-lipoxygenase activity. Involved in establishment of skin barrier; fatty acid metabolic process; and negative regulation of platelet aggregation. Located in cytoplasm. Is expressed in alimentary system; liver; liver left lobe; and liver right lobe. Orthologous to human ALOX12 (arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase, 12S type).