Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have snoRNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in maturation of SSU-rRNA from tricistronic rRNA transcript (SSU-rRNA, 5.8S rRNA, LSU-rRNA); positive regulation of rRNA processing; and positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase I. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including 90S preribosome; nucleolus; and small-subunit processome. Is expressed in several structures, including brain ventricular layer; pectoral girdle and thoracic body wall muscle; physiological umbilical hernia; submandibular gland primordium; and thymus primordium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pancreatic ductal carcinoma. Orthologous to human HEATR1 (HEAT repeat containing 1).