Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Predicted to have anion binding activity; catalytic activity, acting on a tRNA; and tRNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in mitochondrial alanyl-tRNA aminoacylation and tRNA modification. Localizes to mitochondrion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 8. Orthologous to human AARS2 (alanyl-tRNA synthetase 2, mitochondrial).