Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits Hsp90 protein binding activity; importin-alpha family protein binding activity; and nuclear import signal receptor activity. Involved in ribosomal protein import into nucleus. Localizes to cytoplasmic stress granule and protein-containing complex. Is expressed in gonad; liver; neural retina; and pancreas. Orthologous to human KPNB1 (karyopherin subunit beta 1).