Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and chromatin DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including Notch signaling pathway; inner ear morphogenesis; and nervous system development. Localizes to the nucleus. Orthologous to human ATOH1 (atonal bHLH transcription factor 1).