Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including gamete generation; intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage; and negative regulation of gene expression. Localizes to several cellular components, including chromosome; cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein granule; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Is expressed in brain; early conceptus; and genitourinary system. Orthologous to human MAEL (maelstrom spermatogenic transposon silencer).