Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables DNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in negative regulation of astrocyte differentiation and negative regulation of gene expression. Located in cytoplasm; heterochromatin; and nuclear lumen. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; and retina. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung cancer. Orthologous to human MBD1 (methyl-CpG binding domain protein 1).