Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits histone demethylase activity (H3-K27 specific) and histone demethylase activity (H3-K9 specific). Involved in histone H3-K27 demethylation; histone H3-K9 demethylation; and positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Predicted to localize to the nucleolus and nucleoplasm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in melanoma. Orthologous to human KDM7A (lysine demethylase 7A).