Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.1)
Predicted to enable DNA replication origin binding activity and chromatin binding activity. Predicted to be involved in DNA replication initiation; positive regulation of smooth muscle cell proliferation; and regulation of cell cycle process. Predicted to act upstream of or within DNA replication. Predicted to be located in nucleoplasm. Predicted to be part of nuclear origin of replication recognition complex. Predicted to colocalize with chromosome, telomeric region. Is expressed in liver and submandibular gland. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Meier-Gorlin syndrome 1. Orthologous to human ORC1 (origin recognition complex subunit 1).