Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have histidine-tRNA ligase activity and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in histidyl-tRNA aminoacylation and mitochondrial translation. Predicted to localize to the cytosol and mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, axonal type 2W and Usher syndrome type 3B. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human HARS1 (histidyl-tRNA synthetase 1).