Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.1)
Predicted to enable 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase activity; iron ion binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Predicted to be involved in tyrosine catabolic process. Predicted to act upstream of or within L-phenylalanine catabolic process. Predicted to be located in Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum. Predicted to be active in 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).