Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable ATPase, acting on DNA; DNA binding activity; and chromatin binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including DNA double-strand break processing; chromatin organization; and chromosome separation. Predicted to act upstream of or within DNA repair and chromatin organization. Located in heterochromatin and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; and integumental system. Used to study asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in BASAN syndrome and adermatoglyphia. Orthologous to human SMARCAD1 (SWI/SNF-related, matrix-associated actin-dependent regulator of chromatin, subfamily a, containing DEAD/H box 1).