Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have 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 localize to nuclear chromosome, telomeric region; nuclear origin of replication recognition complex; and nucleoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Meier-Gorlin syndrome 1. Is expressed in liver. Orthologous to human ORC1 (origin recognition complex subunit 1).