Is predicted to enable ATP binding activity; asparagine-tRNA ligase activity; and nucleic acid binding activity. Is involved in translation. Is an ortholog of human NARS1 (asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase 1).
Is predicted to enable RNA polymerase II CTD heptapeptide repeat phosphatase activity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene are implicated in several diseases, including oral squamous cell carcinoma; primary autosomal recessive microcephaly 1; and renal carcinoma. Is an ortholog of human MCPH1 (microcephalin 1).