binds to eIF4E, preventing its assembly into the EIF4F complex and inhibiting cap-dependent translation. Phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 disrupts this binding, activating cap-dependent translation. Mediates the regulation of protein translation by hormones, growth factors and other stimuli that signal through the PI3 kinase pathway. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Alt. Names/Synonyms: 4E-BP1; 4EBP1; BP-1; eIF4E-binding protein 1; EIF4EBP1; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E binding protein 1; Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1; MGC4316; PHAS-I; Phosphorylated heat- and acid-stable protein regulated by insulin 1