Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables DNA-binding transcription factor binding activity and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of T-helper cell differentiation; positive regulation of cytokine production; and response to bacterium. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including NLRP3 inflammasome complex assembly; activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process; and defense response to virus. Located in cytoplasm and nucleus. Part of NLRP3 inflammasome complex. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Used to study CINCA Syndrome; familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome 1; and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in CINCA Syndrome; Muckle-Wells syndrome; autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 34; familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome 1; and urticaria. Orthologous to human NLRP3 (NLR family pyrin domain containing 3).