Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including conditioned taste aversion; nervous system development; and specification of animal organ identity. Localizes to the nucleus. Used to study autism spectrum disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; heart; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human TBR1 (T-box brain transcription factor 1).