Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including diaphragm development; regulation of gene expression; and regulation of insulin secretion involved in cellular response to glucose stimulus. Located in nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; foregut-midgut junction; genitourinary system; peripheral nervous system ganglion; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human MYT1 (myelin transcription factor 1).