Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have DNA binding activity; DNA-dependent ATPase activity; and chromatin binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including DNA double-strand break processing; chromatin organization; and chromosome separation. Localizes to heterochromatin and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; integumental system; and limb. Used to study asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in adermatoglyphia. Orthologous to human SMARCAD1 (SWI/SNF-related, matrix-associated actin-dependent regulator of chromatin, subfamily a, containing DEAD/H box 1).