Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables nucleic acid binding activity and promoter-specific chromatin binding activity. Involved in facultative heterochromatin formation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including histone modification; oligodendrocyte differentiation; and regulation of gene expression. Located in nucleus and sex chromatin. Part of nucleus; protein-DNA complex; and ribonucleoprotein complex. Is expressed in several structures, including bone; branchial arch; central nervous system; limb bud; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SUZ12 (SUZ12 polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit).