Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits chemoattractant activity and oxidative DNA demethylase activity. Involved in several processes, including generation of neurons; negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process; and nucleic acid metabolic process. Localizes to the nuclear euchromatin. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; central nervous system; gonad; hemolymphoid system gland; and limb bud. Orthologous to human ALKBH1 (alkB homolog 1, histone H2A dioxygenase).