Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have arginine-tRNA ligase activity. Predicted to be involved in arginyl-tRNA aminoacylation and mitochondrial translation. Localizes to mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; hemolymphoid system; nervous system; respiratory system; and urinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6. Orthologous to human RARS2 (arginyl-tRNA synthetase 2, mitochondrial).