Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits chromatin binding activity; histone methyltransferase activity (H3-K9 specific); and transcription corepressor activity. Involved in cell morphogenesis; histone H3-K9 methylation; and negative regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Localizes to the nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in progressive myoclonus epilepsy. Orthologous to human PRDM8 (PR/SET domain 8).