Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits poly(U) RNA binding activity and translation repressor activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to cold; regulation of cell cycle G1/S phase transition; and stress granule assembly. Localizes to cytoplasmic stress granule and nucleoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including brain and retina. Orthologous to human CIRBP (cold inducible RNA binding protein).