Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits chromatin binding activity; methylated histone binding activity; and single-stranded RNA binding activity. Involved in sebaceous gland development. Localizes to PRC1 complex and heterochromatin. Is expressed in brain. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast cancer; multiple myeloma; and myeloid leukemia. Orthologous to human CBX7 (chromobox 7).