Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits double-stranded RNA binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signaling; positive regulation of myeloid dendritic cell cytokine production; and response to exogenous dsRNA. Localizes to cytosol. Is expressed in several structures, including 1st branchial arch; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; and limb. Orthologous to human DDX21 (DExD-box helicase 21).