Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits glutamate 5-kinase activity. Predicted to be involved in alpha-amino acid metabolic process and response to temperature stimulus. Localizes to 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).