Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable ribosome binding activity and translation initiation factor activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to amino acid starvation; negative regulation of translational initiation in response to stress; and stress granule assembly. Acts upstream of or within protein autophosphorylation; regulation of translational initiation in response to stress; and translation. Located in cytoplasmic stress granule; nucleus; and synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including brain ventricular layer; jaw; nose; orbito-sphenoid; and thymus primordium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Orthologous to human EIF2S1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit alpha).