Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits glycine-tRNA ligase activity. Involved in glycyl-tRNA aminoacylation. Localizes to extracellular exosome and secretory granule. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; nervous system; respiratory system; and urinary system. Used to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D and distal hereditary motor neuronopathy type 5A. Orthologous to human GARS1 (glycyl-tRNA synthetase 1).