Component of the histone deacetylase NuRD complex which participates in the remodeling of chromatin by deacetylating histones. Required for anchoring centrosomal pericentrin in both interphase and mitosis, for spindle organization and centrosome integrity. Central component of the nucleosome remodeling and histone deacetylase (NuRD) repressive complex. Interacts with TRIM28 and SERBP1. Interacts (via its C-terminal) with HABP4. Interacts with PCNT; the interaction regulates centrosome integrity. Widely expressed. Belongs to the SNF2/RAD54 helicase family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.