Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits H3K27me3 modified histone binding activity and histone deacetylase binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cerebral cortex neuron differentiation; chromatin organization; and positive regulation of signal transduction by p53 class mediator. Localizes to NuRD complex and heterochromatin. Predicted to colocalize with chromatin. Is expressed in central nervous system and dorsal root ganglion. Orthologous to human CHD5 (chromodomain helicase DNA binding protein 5).