Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits translation elongation factor activity. Involved in positive regulation of apoptotic process and translational elongation. Localizes to eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1 complex and synapse. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant non-syndromic intellectual disability 38; early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 33; and ovarian cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; gut; and integumental system. Orthologous to human EEF1A2 (eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1 alpha 2).