Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits mRNA binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of neuron differentiation; negative regulation of translation; and stem cell population maintenance. Localizes to P-body; cytosol; and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including cerebral cortex; early conceptus; epithelium; metanephros; and ovary. Orthologous to human EIF4ENIF1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E nuclear import factor 1).