Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits hexokinase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; mitochondrion organization; and regulation of glucose import. Localizes to mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human HK2 (hexokinase 2).