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Human name has changed for Entrez Gene: 7407. From valyl-tRNA synthetase to valyl-tRNA synthetase 1
Human symbol has changed for genepage ID: 487343 From vars to VARS1
Summary for human VARS1 fromNCBI
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases catalyze the aminoacylation of tRNA by their cognate amino acid. Because of their central role in linking amino acids with nucleotide triplets contained in tRNAs, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are thought to be among the first proteins that appeared in evolution. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to class-I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase family and is located in the class III region of the major histocompatibility complex. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]