Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits double-stranded RNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signaling; positive regulation of myeloid dendritic cell cytokine production; and response to exogenous dsRNA. Localizes to cytoplasmic stress granule; cytosol; and mitochondrion. Is expressed in 1st branchial arch mandibular component; 1st branchial arch maxillary component; brain; embryo; and limb. Orthologous to human DDX1 (DEAD-box helicase 1).