Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase activity. Involved in several processes, including carboxylic acid metabolic process; negative regulation of activated T cell proliferation; and regulation of apoptotic process. Localizes to the smooth muscle contractile fiber and stereocilium bundle. Used to study pre-eclampsia. Orthologous to human IDO1 (indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1).