Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits glycogen (starch) synthase activity. Involved in glycogen biosynthetic process and heart development. Localizes to the cytoplasm and inclusion body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cardiovascular system disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human GYS1 (glycogen synthase 1).