Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits adenosine kinase activity. Involved in dATP biosynthetic process and purine ribonucleoside salvage. Localizes to the cytosol and nucleus. Used to study fatty liver disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypermethioninemia due to adenosine kinase deficiency. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and skeleton. Orthologous to human ADK (adenosine kinase).