Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; negative regulation of stem cell proliferation; and regulation of meiotic cell cycle. Localizes to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and skin. Orthologous to human OVOL1 (ovo like transcriptional repressor 1).