Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits iron-responsive element binding activity. Involved in several processes, including intestinal absorption; osteoclast differentiation; and protoporphyrinogen IX biosynthetic process. Localizes to the cytosol. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Is expressed in several structures, including nervous system and yolk sac. Orthologous to human IREB2 (iron responsive element binding protein 2).