Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including magnesium ion binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and purine ribonucleotide binding activity. Predicted to be involved in 5-phosphoribose 1-diphosphate biosynthetic process; nervous system development; and purine-containing compound biosynthetic process. Predicted to localize to the cytoplasm and ribose phosphate diphosphokinase complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Arts syndrome; Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease X-linked recessive 5; X-linked nonsyndromic deafness; gout; and retinitis pigmentosa. Orthologous to human PRPS1 (phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1).