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