Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits phosphatidylcholine-sterol O-acyltransferase activity. Involved in cholesterol metabolic process; lipoprotein biosynthetic process; and regulation of high-density lipoprotein particle assembly. Localizes to the extracellular space. Used to study Norum disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Norum disease and arteriosclerosis. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; and integumental system. Orthologous to human LCAT (lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase).