Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
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 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. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human DICER1 (dicer 1, ribonuclease III).