Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2alpha kinase activity and tRNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including generation of neurons; learning or memory; and regulation of translational initiation. Localizes to the polysome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pulmonary venoocclusive disease. Is expressed in brain; oocyte; and ovary. Orthologous to human EIF2AK4 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 4).