Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
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 development; and learning or memory. Localizes to several cellular components, including axon; perikaryon; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; eye; genitourinary system; and nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease; hypertension; and obesity. Orthologous to human TH (tyrosine hydroxylase).