Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits miRNA binding activity and ribonuclease III activity. Predicted to contribute to pre-miRNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; nervous system development; and regulation of gene expression. Localizes to the RISC complex and cytoplasm. Used to study DiGeorge syndrome and dilated cardiomyopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in multinodular goiter and pleuropulmonary blastoma. Orthologous to human DICER1 (dicer 1, ribonuclease III).