Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable sequence-specific double-stranded DNA binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including diaphragm development; endocrine pancreas development; and nervous system development. Located in nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; genitourinary system; gut; lung epithelium; and notochord. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Currarino syndrome. Orthologous to human MNX1 (motor neuron and pancreas homeobox 1).