Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including mesodermal cell migration; regulation of gene expression; and somite rostral/caudal axis specification. Localizes to the nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in spondylocostal dysostosis. Orthologous to human MESP2 (mesoderm posterior bHLH transcription factor 2).