Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable several functions, including protein homodimerization activity; tyrosine binding activity; and tyrosine-tRNA ligase activity. Predicted to be involved in mitochondrial tyrosyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Predicted to act upstream of or within translation. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and respiratory system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myopathy, lactic acidosis, and sideroblastic anemia 2. Orthologous to human YARS2 (tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase 2).