FunctionIs a component of the nuclear coiled bodies (CBS) which are involved in the function or assembly/disassembly of nucleoplasmic snRNPs. During mitosis, CBS disassemble, coinciding with a mitotic-specific phosphorylation of p80 coilin.
Tissue specificityFound in all the cell types examined.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the coilin family.
Cellular localizationNucleus. Nuclear coiled body located in the interchromatin space between the nucleolus and the nucleus.