Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits double-stranded RNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in defense response to virus; negative regulation of viral genome replication; and regulation of ribonuclease activity. Predicted to colocalize with cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including esophagus; intestine; liver; male reproductive gland or organ; and spleen. Orthologous to human OAS1 (2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetase 1).