Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have ribosome binding activity and translation initiation factor activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of translational initiation in response to stress; stress granule assembly; and translation. Localizes to the cytoplasmic stress granule; nucleus; and synapse. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Orthologous to human EIF2S1 (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit alpha).