Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits RNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including IRES-dependent viral translational initiation; RNA metabolic process; and protein localization to cytoplasmic stress granule. Localizes to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; gonad; sensory organ; and spleen. Orthologous to human SSB (small RNA binding exonuclease protection factor La).