Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits chromatin DNA binding activity; damaged DNA binding activity; and histone demethylase activity (H3-K9 specific). Involved in cellular response to DNA damage stimulus; histone H3-K9 demethylation; and negative regulation of histone H3-K9 trimethylation. Localizes to the nucleus; pericentric heterochromatin; and site of double-strand break. Orthologous to several human genes including KDM4D (lysine demethylase 4D).