Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including RNA binding activity; mRNA cap binding complex binding activity; and polysome binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of transposition; piRNA metabolic process; and spermatogenesis, exchange of chromosomal proteins. Localizes to the chromatoid body; dense body; and nucleus. Is expressed in genitourinary system. Orthologous to human PIWIL1 (piwi like RNA-mediated gene silencing 1).