Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including cation binding activity; tetrahydrobiopterin binding activity; and tyrosine 3-monooxygenase activity. Involved in several processes, including dopamine biosynthetic process from tyrosine; eye morphogenesis; and learning or memory. Localizes to several cellular components, including the axon; nucleus; and perikaryon. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease; hypertension; and obesity. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; eye; genitourinary system; and nervous system. Orthologous to human TH (tyrosine hydroxylase).