Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Contributes to nucleosome binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; embryonic morphogenesis; and negative regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Localizes to SWI/SNF complex; nBAF complex; and npBAF complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; limb; and sensory organ. Used to study Coffin-Siris syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Coffin-Siris syndrome 2 and neuroblastoma. Orthologous to human ARID1A (AT-rich interaction domain 1A).