Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.0.0)
Enables glutamate 5-kinase activity. Predicted to be involved in alpha-amino acid metabolic process and response to temperature stimulus. Predicted to act upstream of or within cellular amino acid biosynthetic process. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cataract; cutis laxa (multiple); enterocele; and hereditary spastic paraplegia (multiple). Orthologous to human ALDH18A1 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 18 family member A1).