Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables acetate-CoA ligase activity and propionate-CoA ligase activity. Acts upstream of or within acetyl-CoA biosynthetic process. Located in cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; liver; nervous system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in orofacial cleft. Orthologous to human ACSS2 (acyl-CoA synthetase short chain family member 2).