Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including embryonic morphogenesis; mesenchymal cell development; and roof of mouth development. Localizes to nucleus and transcription regulator complex. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; limb bud; and nose. Orthologous to human ALX1 (ALX homeobox 1).