Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits mRNA 3'-UTR AU-rich region binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of cytokine biosynthetic process and negative regulation of translation. Localizes to cytoplasmic stress granule and nuclear stress granule. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; metanephros; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human TIA1 (TIA1 cytotoxic granule associated RNA binding protein).