Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including conditioned taste aversion; nervous system development; and specification of animal organ identity. Localizes to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; heart; and sensory organ. Used to study autism spectrum disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder. Orthologous to human TBR1 (T-box brain transcription factor 1).