Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Predicted to contribute to DNA-binding transcription factor activity. Involved in regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; somatic stem cell population maintenance; and spongiotrophoblast differentiation. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Orthologous to human ASCL2 (achaete-scute family bHLH transcription factor 2).