Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Exhibits DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including locomotor rhythm; positive regulation of behavioral fear response; and regulation of gene expression. Predicted to localize to CLOCK-BMAL transcription complex; cytosol; and nucleoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; genitourinary system; intestine; and retina. Orthologous to human NPAS2 (neuronal PAS domain protein 2).