Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have ornithine-oxo-acid transaminase activity and pyridoxal phosphate binding activity. Predicted to be involved in arginine catabolic process to glutamate; arginine catabolic process to proline via ornithine; and protein hexamerization. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Used to study gyrate atrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in gyrate atrophy. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; integumental system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human OAT (ornithine aminotransferase).