Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; protein homodimerization activity; and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including circulatory system development; generation of neurons; and nephron development. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including cardiovascular system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; jaw; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human HEY1 (hes related family bHLH transcription factor with YRPW motif 1).