Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable exoribonuclease activity, producing 5'-phosphomonoesters; identical protein binding activity; and nucleic acid binding activity. Involved in RNA metabolic process. Acts upstream of or within spermatogenesis. Predicted to be located in aggresome; nucleolus; and nucleoplasm. Predicted to be active in nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in adenoid cystic carcinoma and lung cancer. Orthologous to human XRN2 (5'-3' exoribonuclease 2).