Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; positive regulation of cell population proliferation; and righting reflex. Predicted to localize to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; musculoskeletal system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; autism spectrum disorder (multiple); communication disorder (multiple); dyslexia; and major depressive disorder. Orthologous to human FOXP2 (forkhead box P2).