Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cell population proliferation; cytokine-mediated signaling pathway; and positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Localizes to the nucleus. Used to study type 1 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Behcet's disease; IgA glomerulonephritis; autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); genital herpes; and psoriatic arthritis. Orthologous to human STAT4 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 4).