Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Enables RNA binding activity. Involved in dendritic transport of messenger ribonucleoprotein complex. Acts upstream of or within intracellular mRNA localization. Located in cytoplasmic stress granule. Part of ribonucleoprotein complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; gonad; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human STAU1 (staufen double-stranded RNA binding protein 1).