Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to be involved in maturation of SSU-rRNA from tricistronic rRNA transcript (SSU-rRNA, 5.8S rRNA, LSU-rRNA) and regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including 90S preribosome; nucleolus; and small-subunit processome. Is expressed in peripheral nervous system ganglion; renal cortex; telencephalon ventricular layer; and thymus primordium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cholestasis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Orthologous to human UTP4 (UTP4 small subunit processome component).