Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits 2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetase activity and double-stranded RNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including RNA catabolic process; defense response to other organism; and regulation of lactation. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including cytosol; nucleoplasm; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Is expressed in embryo. Orthologous to human OAS2 (2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetase 2).