Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in cellular amino acid metabolic process. Used to study alkaptonuria. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in alkaptonuria. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human HGD (homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase).