Predicted to enable catalytic activity, acting on DNA and heterocyclic compound binding activity. Predicted to be involved in double-strand break repair via homologous recombination and mitotic recombination-dependent replication fork processing. Is an ortholog of C. elegans rad-51
. In C. elegans, rad-51
is involved in several processes, including intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage by p53
class mediator; meiotic chromosome condensation; and negative regulation of apoptotic process.