Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific. Involved in detection of visible light; regulation of transcription, DNA-templated; and retina morphogenesis in camera-type eye. Predicted to localize to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; endocardial lining; genitourinary system; limb; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human IRX6 (iroquois homeobox 6).