Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits DNA helicase activity and DNA polymerase binding activity. Involved in DNA duplex unwinding; DNA metabolic process; and regulation of DNA metabolic process. Localizes to chromosome, telomeric region and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive dyskeratosis congenita 5. Is expressed in trophectoderm. Orthologous to human RTEL1 (regulator of telomere elongation helicase 1).