Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including DNA binding activity; histone binding activity; and p53 binding activity. Involved in several processes, including long-term memory; negative regulation of fibroblast apoptotic process; and prepulse inhibition. Localizes to the nucleus. Used to study autism spectrum disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder. Orthologous to human CHD8 (chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 8).