Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have several functions, including ATP binding activity; RNA binding activity; and eukaryotic initiation factor 4E binding activity. Involved in behavioral fear response and positive regulation of neuron differentiation. Localizes to cytoplasm. Is expressed in heart; liver; and lung. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in late onset Parkinson's disease. Orthologous to human EIF4G1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma 1).