Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Predicted to enable centromeric DNA binding activity and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in attachment of mitotic spindle microtubules to kinetochore; kinetochore assembly; and monopolar spindle attachment to meiosis I kinetochore. Predicted to act upstream of or within cell division. Located in condensed chromosome, centromeric region. Part of pericentric heterochromatin. Is expressed in primary spermatocyte. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in CREST syndrome and liver cirrhosis. Orthologous to human CENPC (centromere protein C).