Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including DNA damage response, signal transduction by p53 class mediator; defense response to protozoan; and immune system development. Localizes to cytoplasm and nucleus. Is expressed in bladder and testis. Orthologous to human BATF (basic leucine zipper ATF-like transcription factor).