Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have 5-aminolevulinate synthase activity and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including erythrocyte development; heme biosynthetic process; and hemoglobin biosynthetic process. Localizes to mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; alimentary system; liver; and male reproductive system. Orthologous to human ALAS1 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 1).