Predicted to enable L-ascorbic acid binding activity; iron ion binding activity; and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen. Is an ortholog of C. elegans egl-9
. In C. elegans, egl-9
is involved in peptidyl-proline hydroxylation to 4-hydroxy-L-proline; regulation of protein localization; and response to hypoxia.