Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have mRNA 3'-UTR binding activity; mRNA 5'-UTR binding activity; and small ribosomal subunit rRNA binding activity. Involved in endonucleolytic cleavage in 5'-ETS of tricistronic rRNA transcript (SSU-rRNA, 5.8S rRNA, LSU-rRNA). Predicted to localize to the nucleolus and small-subunit processome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in colorectal adenocarcinoma. Orthologous to human UTP23 (UTP23 small subunit processome component).