Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein heterodimerization activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including acetoacetic acid metabolic process; melanosome organization; and positive regulation of melanin biosynthetic process. Localizes to the melanosome membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in oculocutaneous albinism; oculocutaneous albinism type III; and pigmentation disease. Orthologous to human TYRP1 (tyrosinase related protein 1).