Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Exhibits DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of temperature stimulus; nervous system development; and sensory perception of mechanical stimulus. Predicted to localize to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; dorsal root ganglion; heart; and trunk somite. Orthologous to human DRGX (dorsal root ganglia homeobox).