Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits 3'-5' DNA helicase activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA metabolic process; G-quadruplex DNA unwinding; and regulation of DNA recombination. Localizes to chromosome; cytoplasm; and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; gut; hemolymphoid system gland; and mammary gland. Used to study Bloom syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Bloom syndrome. Orthologous to human BLM (BLM RecQ like helicase).