Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Exhibits glutaminase activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including glutamine family amino acid metabolic process; protein homotetramerization; and regulation of respiratory gaseous exchange by nervous system process. Predicted to localize to mitochondrion. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in early infantile epileptic encephalopathy. Orthologous to human GLS (glutaminase).