Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to have 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase activity. Predicted to be involved in tyrosine catabolic process. Predicted to localize to Golgi membrane and endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Is expressed in alimentary system; liver; musculature; and respiratory system. Used to study tyrosinemia type III. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hawkinsinuria and tyrosinemia type III. Orthologous to human HPD (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase).