Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including ATP binding activity; cysteine-tRNA ligase activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Predicted to be involved in cysteinyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Predicted to localize to the cytosol. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; integumental system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human CARS1 (cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase 1).