Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase activity. Involved in heme biosynthetic process. Localizes to the cytosol. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in porphyria cutanea tarda. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; integumental system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human UROD (uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase).