Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits chromatin binding activity; cyclic-GMP-AMP synthase activity; and double-stranded DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of intracellular signal transduction; regulation of cellular response to stress; and regulation of defense response. Localizes to cytosol and plasma membrane. Is expressed in central nervous system; retina inner nuclear layer; and retina outer nuclear layer. Orthologous to human CGAS (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase).