Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits RNA polymerase II complex binding activity and histone methyltransferase activity (H3-K36 specific). Involved in histone H3-K36 methylation; negative regulation of cell population proliferation; and peptidyl-lysine dimethylation. Localizes to the cytosol and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including heart; hemolymphoid system gland; nasal cavity epithelium; nervous system; and retina. Orthologous to human SMYD2 (SET and MYND domain containing 2).