Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables DNA-binding transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including heart development; mesenchymal cell development; and regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Acts upstream of or within animal organ development; cellular response to BMP stimulus; and negative regulation of gene expression. Located in cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including cardiovascular system; embryo mesenchyme; inner ear; nervous system; and urinary system. Orthologous to human HEYL (hes related family bHLH transcription factor with YRPW motif like).