Sequence homology: Cow: 86%; Dog: 93%; Guinea Pig: 92%; Horse: 93%; Human: 100%; Mouse: 85%; Rabbit: 86%; Rat: 85%
CARS is a class 2 aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase. Each of the twenty aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases catalyzes the aminoacylation of a specific tRNA or tRNA isoaccepting family with the cognate amino acid. It catalyzes the chemical reaction: ATP + L-cysteine + tRNA(Cys) = AMP + diphosphate + L-cysteinyl-tRNA(Cys).
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Protein Aliases: CysRS; cysteine tRNA ligase 2, mitochondrial (putative); Cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase; Probable cysteine--tRNA ligase, mitochondrial
Gene Aliases: CARS2; COXPD27; cysRS; OK/SW-cl.10
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9HA77
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 79587