Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits peroxidase activity. Involved in several processes, including hypochlorous acid biosynthetic process; negative regulation of growth of symbiont in host; and response to fungus. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Alzheimer's disease 1; cystic fibrosis; kidney failure (multiple); lung disease (multiple); and lupus nephritis. Orthologous to human MPO (myeloperoxidase).