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The mouse Coding Region Determinant-Binding Protein (CRD-BP) is an RNA-binding protein. CRD-BP belongs to a family of RNA binding proteins that show close a relation to the chicken β-actin zipcode-binding protein ZBP1 and the human forms of the protein IMP-1, IMP-2 and IMP-3. Because of their close relationship, CRD-BP and its orthologs are thought to share the same biochemical properties. Upon binding to its transcripts, CRD-BP plays a role in translation by stabilizing and localizing the transcripts in the cell. Normal expression of CRD-BP has been seen in the early development of the embryo. Conversely, CRD-BP expression in adult tissue is extremely low or completely absent.