Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including in utero embryonic development; intestinal epithelial cell differentiation; and regulation of somitogenesis. Localizes to condensed nuclear chromosome and transcription repressor complex. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; embryo mesoderm; genitourinary system; and gut. Orthologous to human CDX2 (caudal type homeobox 2).