Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits RNA binding activity and chromatin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including learning or memory; nervous system development; and regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Localizes to the nuclear inclusion body and protein-containing complex. Used to study spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Orthologous to human ATXN1 (ataxin 1).