Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits saccharopine dehydrogenase (NAD+, L-glutamate-forming) activity. Involved in L-lysine catabolic process. Predicted to localize to mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; cardiovascular system; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hyperlysinemia. Orthologous to human AASS (aminoadipate-semialdehyde synthase).