Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.2.0)
Enables butyrate-CoA ligase activity; fatty acid ligase activity; and propionate CoA-transferase activity. Acts upstream of or within fatty acid biosynthetic process. Located in mitochondrial matrix. Is expressed in alimentary system; integumental system; and lower urinary tract. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in IgA glomerulonephritis. Orthologous to human ACSM3 (acyl-CoA synthetase medium chain family member 3).