Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits tRNA binding activity. Involved in selenocysteine incorporation. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 2D. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; limb; musculoskeletal system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human SEPSECS (Sep (O-phosphoserine) tRNA:Sec (selenocysteine) tRNA synthase).