Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have ATP binding activity and cysteine-tRNA ligase activity. Predicted to be involved in cysteinyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm. Is expressed in metanephros. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 27. Orthologous to human CARS2 (cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase 2, mitochondrial).