Predicted to enable protein tag and ubiquitin protein ligase binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53
class mediator; negative regulation of gene expression; and regulation of apoptotic process. Located in cytoplasm and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease and malignant astrocytoma. Is an ortholog of human NEDD8 (NEDD8 ubiquitin like modifier).