Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits chromatin binding activity. Involved in anterior/posterior pattern specification; blastocyst formation; and mRNA splicing, via spliceosome. Localizes to chromatin; nuclear matrix; and small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complex. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; endocrine gland; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myelodysplastic syndrome. Orthologous to human SF3B1 (splicing factor 3b subunit 1).