Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including generation of neurons; inner ear morphogenesis; and negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Localizes to nucleus. Used to study Rett syndrome. Is expressed in several structures, including 3rd branchial pouch endoderm; central nervous system; embryo ectoderm; hemolymphoid system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human FOXG1 (forkhead box G1).