Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits chromatin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA metabolic process; cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor; and chromatin organization. Localizes to the nucleus and pericentric heterochromatin. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in immunodeficiency-centromeric instability-facial anomalies syndrome 4. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; gut; neural retina; reproductive system; and thymus. Orthologous to human HELLS (helicase, lymphoid specific).