Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have RNA binding activity and translation repressor activity. Predicted to be involved in P-body assembly; deadenylation-dependent decapping of nuclear-transcribed mRNA; and negative regulation of translation. Predicted to colocalize with CCR4-NOT complex. Is expressed in heart; metanephros; prostate gland; and testis. Orthologous to human PATL1 (PAT1 homolog 1, processing body mRNA decay factor).