Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Exhibits ATPase activity. Involved in several processes, including gamete generation; negative regulation of transposition; and piRNA biosynthetic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein granule; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and ribonucleoprotein complex. Is expressed in gonad; mesonephros; and urogenital ridge. Orthologous to human DDX4 (DEAD-box helicase 4).