Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA recombination; animal organ development; and meiotic nuclear division. Localizes to the spindle. Predicted to colocalize with the chromosome, telomeric region. Used to study ataxia telangiectasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease; ataxia telangiectasia; breast cancer; endometrial cancer; and pancreatic cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ATM (ATM serine/threonine kinase).