Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Predicted to enable 5-aminolevulinate synthase activity and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in erythrocyte development; heme biosynthetic process; and hemoglobin biosynthetic process. Located in mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; alimentary system; liver; and male reproductive system. Orthologous to human ALAS1 (5'-aminolevulinate synthase 1).