Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits heme binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including macrophage differentiation; protoporphyrinogen IX metabolic process; and regulation of cellular macromolecule biosynthetic process. Localizes to the cytoplasm. Orthologous to human EIF2AK1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 1).