Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; R-SMAD binding activity; and enzyme binding activity. Contributes to proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; circulatory system development; and regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Localizes to the nuclear chromatin. Used to study dilated cardiomyopathy and patent ductus arteriosus. Is expressed in several structures, including cardiovascular system; genitourinary system; gut; paraxial mesenchyme; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human MYOCD (myocardin).