Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have mRNA binding activity and translation initiation factor activity. Involved in positive regulation of cellular protein metabolic process; positive regulation of meiosis I; and spermatogenesis. Predicted to localize to eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4F complex. Is expressed in nervous system; neural retina; and submandibular gland primordium. Orthologous to human EIF4G3 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma 3).