Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to contribute to haptoglobin binding activity and peroxidase activity. Predicted to be involved in hydrogen peroxide catabolic process. Predicted to localize to haptoglobin-hemoglobin complex and hemoglobin complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in acute chest syndrome; hemolytic anemia (multiple); malaria; polycythemia (multiple); and sickle cell anemia. Orthologous to human HBB (hemoglobin subunit beta) and HBD (hemoglobin subunit delta).