Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have chromatin binding activity and transcription regulatory region DNA binding activity. Involved in neuron maturation; retinal bipolar neuron differentiation; and visual perception. Localizes to the nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in corneal dystrophy; keratoconus; and posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy 1. Is expressed in 1st branchial arch; 1st branchial arch maxillary component; brain; embryo; and eye. Orthologous to human VSX1 (visual system homeobox 1).