Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits copper transmembrane transporter activity, phosphorylative mechanism and superoxide dismutase copper chaperone activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; catecholamine metabolic process; and cellular amino acid metabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; neuronal cell body; and plasma membrane. Used to study Menkes disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Menkes disease and cutis laxa. Orthologous to human ATP7A (ATPase copper transporting alpha).