Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Is predicted to enable DNA binding activity and DNA-binding transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific. Involved in regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Acts upstream of or within anterior/posterior pattern specification; middle ear morphogenesis; and soft palate development. Predicted to be active in nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; and limb. Orthologous to human TSHZ1 (teashirt zinc finger homeobox 1).