Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits transcription corepressor activity. Involved in lymphocyte differentiation; negative regulation of gene expression; and protein sumoylation. Localizes to nuclear body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autism spectrum disorder; beta thalassemia; schizophrenia; and sickle cell anemia. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; branchial arch; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human BCL11A (BAF chromatin remodeling complex subunit BCL11A).