Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have valine-tRNA ligase activity. Predicted to be involved in valyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Localizes to mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 20. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; integumental system; respiratory system; and tail. Orthologous to human VARS2 (valyl-tRNA synthetase 2, mitochondrial).