Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including ferrochelatase activity; heme binding activity; and iron-responsive element binding activity. Involved in several processes, including porphyrin-containing compound metabolic process; regulation of cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process; and very-low-density lipoprotein particle assembly. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Used to study erythropoietic protoporphyria. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cutaneous porphyria and erythropoietic protoporphyria. Is expressed in several structures, including choroid plexus; heart; integumental system; liver and biliary system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human FECH (ferrochelatase).