Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase activity. Predicted to be involved in tyrosine catabolic process. Predicted to localize to Golgi membrane; endoplasmic reticulum; and endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Used to study tyrosinemia type III. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hawkinsinuria and tyrosinemia type III. Is expressed in alimentary system; liver; musculature; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human HPD (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase).