Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits UFM1 activating enzyme activity. Involved in protein ufmylation. Predicted to localize to the cytosol and intracellular membrane-bounded organelle. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 44. Orthologous to human UBA5 (ubiquitin like modifier activating enzyme 5).