Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; regulation of T cell activation; and regulation of macromolecule biosynthetic process. Localizes to cytoplasm and nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma; gastric adenocarcinoma; and lung non-small cell carcinoma. Is expressed in several structures, including early conceptus; eye; genitourinary system; and gut. Orthologous to human IRF1 (interferon regulatory factor 1).