This locus encodes a protein with similarity to gamma-glutamylcyclotransferase that may be involved in catalyzing the formation of pyroglutate residue on proteins that have been post-translationally processed to reveal a glutamine at their N-terminus. Enzymatic assays to test the function of this protein were performed using a truncated form of the protein lacking a signal peptide that is most similar to the AT4G25720.1 protein model.