Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits double-stranded RNA binding activity and protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; regulation of hemopoiesis; and translation. Predicted to localize to the cytosolic ribosome; nucleus; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; Huntington's disease; and Parkinson's disease. Orthologous to human EIF2AK2 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 2).