Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits L-tyrosine:2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase activity. Involved in 2-oxoglutarate metabolic process; glutamate metabolic process; and tyrosine catabolic process. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in tyrosinemia and tyrosinemia type II. Is expressed in liver. Orthologous to human TAT (tyrosine aminotransferase).