Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits tRNA binding activity. Involved in selenocysteine incorporation. Localizes to cytoplasm and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; limb; musculoskeletal system; and respiratory system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 2D. Orthologous to human SEPSECS (Sep (O-phosphoserine) tRNA:Sec (selenocysteine) tRNA synthase).