Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to contribute to 3'-5' DNA helicase activity and single-stranded DNA helicase activity. Predicted to be involved in DNA replication initiation; double-strand break repair via break-induced replication; and pre-replicative complex assembly involved in nuclear cell cycle DNA replication. Predicted to localize to the MCM complex and nucleoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Meier-Gorlin syndrome 8. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human MCM5 (minichromosome maintenance complex component 5).