Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and histone methyltransferase activity (H3-K9 specific). Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; embryonic limb morphogenesis; and regulation of transcription, DNA-templated. Localizes to nucleus. Predicted to colocalize with histone deacetylase complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Used to study otitis media. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myeloid neoplasm. Orthologous to human MECOM (MDS1 and EVI1 complex locus).