Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity and promoter-specific chromatin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; animal organ development; and nervous system development. Localizes to the nucleus. Used to study CHARGE syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in CHARGE syndrome; hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 5 with or without anosmia; and idiopathic scoliosis. Orthologous to human CHD7 (chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 7).