Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits histidine decarboxylase activity. Involved in histamine biosynthetic process and histidine catabolic process. Predicted to localize to cytosol; dendrite; and neuronal cell body. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; heart; and respiratory system. Used to study Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; asthma; and rhinitis. Orthologous to human HDC (histidine decarboxylase).