Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
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 the cytoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in late onset Parkinson's disease. Orthologous to human EIF4G1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma 1).