Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to contribute to haptoglobin binding activity; oxygen binding activity; and peroxidase activity. Involved in erythrocyte development; in utero embryonic development; and response to bacterium. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including cytosolic small ribosomal subunit; haptoglobin-hemoglobin complex; and hemoglobin complex. Is expressed in visceral pericardium and yolk sac.