Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Enables copper ion binding activity and ferroxidase activity. Predicted to be involved in iron ion homeostasis; iron ion transport; and response to copper ion. Predicted to act upstream of or within copper ion transport. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system; and sensory organ. Used to study aceruloplasminemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in aceruloplasminemia; epilepsy; and hemosiderosis. Orthologous to human CP (ceruloplasmin).