Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in neuron differentiation; regulation of gene expression; and regulation of heart rate. Predicted to localize to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; heart; limb; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human IRX5 (iroquois homeobox 5).