Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Predicted to enable RNA stem-loop binding activity and protein sequestering activity. Predicted to be involved in defense response to virus; negative regulation of type I interferon production; and positive regulation of neuron projection development. Predicted to act upstream of with a negative effect on modulation by host of viral RNA genome replication. Predicted to act upstream of or within rRNA processing. Located in nucleolus. Orthologous to human DDX56 (DEAD-box helicase 56).