Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have several functions, including DNA binding activity; RNA polymerase II complex binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including UV protection; determination of adult lifespan; and nucleotide-excision repair. Predicted to colocalize with DNA replication factor A complex. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Used to study xeroderma pigmentosum group G. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in melanoma and xeroderma pigmentosum group G. Orthologous to human ERCC5 (ERCC excision repair 5, endonuclease).