Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have U1 snRNA binding activity; U1 snRNP binding activity; and mRNA binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of mRNA splicing, via spliceosome. Localizes to nuclear speck. Is expressed in central nervous system; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in disease of mental health and systemic lupus erythematosus. Orthologous to human SNRNP70 (small nuclear ribonucleoprotein U1 subunit 70).