Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits double-stranded RNA binding activity and protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular protein metabolic process; positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; and regulation of hemopoiesis. Predicted to localize to cytosol; nucleus; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; heart; liver; lung; and spleen. 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).