Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits chromatin binding activity. Predicted to be involved in regulation of mitotic spindle assembly and sister chromatid cohesion. Localizes to chromatin. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; integumental system; midbrain; and telencephalon. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant mental retardation 47. Orthologous to human STAG1 (stromal antigen 1).