Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits L-cystine L-cysteine-lyase (deaminating) and cystathionine gamma-lyase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; positive regulation of NF-kappaB transcription factor activity; and regulation of signal transduction. Predicted to localize to the cytoplasm. Used to study cystathioninuria. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in amino acid metabolic disorder and cystathioninuria. Orthologous to human CTH (cystathionine gamma-lyase).