Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in anterior/posterior pattern specification; negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; and regulation of neurogenesis. Predicted to localize to the nucleus. Is expressed in brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and trunk somite. Orthologous to human HES2 (hes family bHLH transcription factor 2).