Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
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 cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; cranium; ear; and genitourinary system. 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).