Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits primary miRNA binding activity. Predicted to contribute to ribonuclease III activity. Involved in regulation of stem cell proliferation. Localizes to postsynaptic density. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; branchial arch; cardiovascular system; hemolymphoid system; and palatal shelf. Orthologous to human DGCR8 (DGCR8 microprocessor complex subunit).