Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables RNA binding activity and single-stranded DNA binding activity. Acts upstream of or within negative regulation of mitochondrial RNA catabolic process and regulation of mitochondrial translation. Located in mitochondrion and nucleus. Part of ribonucleoprotein complex. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; heart; liver; and skeletal muscle. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in French Canadian Leigh disease and Leigh disease. Orthologous to human LRPPRC (leucine rich pentatricopeptide repeat containing).