FunctionRNA-binding protein, which is essential for gametogenesis. Plays a central role during spermatogenesis. May act by binding to the 3'-UTR of mRNA and thereby regulating the translation of key transcripts.
Tissue specificityTestis specific.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the RRM DAZ family. Contains 1 DAZ-like domain. Contains 1 RRM (RNA recognition motif) domain.
DomainThe DAZ-like domain mediates the interaction with DAZAP1 and DAZAP2.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Predominantly cytoplasmic (By similarity). Nuclear in spermatogonia until near the end of the meiotic prophase and cytoplasmic localization from then onward.