Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including protein homodimerization activity; tyrosine binding activity; and tyrosine-tRNA ligase activity. Predicted to be involved in mitochondrial tyrosyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myopathy, lactic acidosis, and sideroblastic anemia 2. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human YARS2 (tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase 2).