Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits protein kinase activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA damage checkpoint; embryo implantation; and positive regulation of telomere maintenance via telomerase. Localizes to XY body. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; early conceptus; eye; and gonad. Used to study Seckel syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Seckel syndrome 1 and pancreatic cancer. Orthologous to human ATR (ATR serine/threonine kinase).