Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA recombination; animal organ development; and meiotic nuclear division. Localizes to spindle. Predicted to colocalize with chromosome, telomeric region. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system; nervous system; and sensory organ. 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. Orthologous to human ATM (ATM serine/threonine kinase).