Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits enzyme binding activity. Involved in iron-sulfur cluster assembly; negative regulation of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation; and protein export from nucleus. Localizes to mitochondrial matrix. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease and autosomal dominant sideroblastic anemia 4. Is expressed in blastocyst-stage conceptus; early embryo; germ cell of gonad; heart; and liver. Orthologous to human HSPA9 (heat shock protein family A (Hsp70) member 9).