Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; protein homodimerization activity; and transcription regulatory region DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; regulation of defense response; and regulation of type I interferon production. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in brain disease. Orthologous to human IRF3 (interferon regulatory factor 3).