Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits ATPase activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in heterochromatin organization involved in chromatin silencing; inactivation of X chromosome by DNA methylation; and inactivation of X chromosome by heterochromatin assembly. Localizes to the Barr body. Predicted to colocalize with the nuclear chromosome, telomeric region. Orthologous to human SMCHD1 (structural maintenance of chromosomes flexible hinge domain containing 1).