Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have RNA binding activity; RNA helicase activity; and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in spliceosome conformational change to release U4 (or U4atac) and U1 (or U11). Predicted to localize to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including cardiovascular system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; gut; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa and retinitis pigmentosa 33. Orthologous to human SNRNP200 (small nuclear ribonucleoprotein U5 subunit 200).