Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including ATP binding activity; DNA binding activity; and helicase activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of sister chromatid cohesion; pigmentation; and skeletal system morphogenesis. Predicted to localize to the chromosome, telomeric region; cytoplasm; and nucleus. Used to study Rothmund-Thomson syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Baller-Gerold syndrome; Rothmund-Thomson syndrome; and rapadilino syndrome. Orthologous to human RECQL4 (RecQ like helicase 4).