Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits glycogen (starch) synthase activity. Involved in glycogen biosynthetic process and heart development. Localizes to cytoplasm and inclusion body. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cardiovascular system disease. Orthologous to human GYS1 (glycogen synthase 1).