Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits chromatin binding activity and mediator complex binding activity. Involved in meiotic cell cycle and stem cell population maintenance. Localizes to lateral element and nuclear meiotic cohesin complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; integumental system; nervous system; and respiratory system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Cornelia de Lange syndrome 3. Orthologous to human SMC3 (structural maintenance of chromosomes 3).