Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits mRNA 3'-UTR AU-rich region binding activity and translation repressor activity, mRNA regulatory element binding. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to hypoxia; negative regulation of cytoplasmic translation; and synaptonemal complex assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including cytoplasm; meiotic spindle; and nucleus. Is expressed in brain; early embryo; olfactory epithelium; and reproductive system. Orthologous to human CPEB1 (cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 1).