Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Is predicted to enable identical protein binding activity; ribosome binding activity; and sequence-specific mRNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; regulation of translation; and viral translational frameshifting. Predicted to be located in P-body; cytosol; and nucleoplasm. Is expressed in midbrain. Orthologous to human SHFL (shiftless antiviral inhibitor of ribosomal frameshifting).