Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and promoter-specific chromatin binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of rhodopsin gene expression; positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; and retinal rod cell development. Predicted to localize to the cytosol and nucleoplasm. Used to study enhanced S-cone syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa and retinitis pigmentosa 27. Is expressed in eye. Orthologous to human NRL (neural retina leucine zipper).