Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits hexokinase activity. Involved in several processes, including apoptotic mitochondrial changes; cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; and negative regulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human HK2 (hexokinase 2).