Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase activity. Involved in prostaglandin biosynthetic process; regulation of blood pressure; and regulation of cell population proliferation. Localizes to the cytoplasm and photoreceptor outer segment. Used to study pre-eclampsia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human PTGS1 (prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 1).