Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including DNA-directed DNA polymerase activity; damaged DNA binding activity; and microtubule binding activity. Involved in several processes, including base-excision repair, gap-filling; immune system development; and intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including cytoplasm; nucleus; and spindle microtubule. Is expressed in early conceptus; hemolymphoid system; muscle tissue; nervous system; and sensory organ. Used to study systemic lupus erythematosus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in pancreatic cancer. Orthologous to human POLB (DNA polymerase beta).