Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and gamma-tubulin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including genetic imprinting; nervous system development; and neurotrophin TRK receptor signaling pathway. Localizes to several cellular components, including the centrosome; cytosol; and nucleus. Used to study Prader-Willi syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Prader-Willi syndrome. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; limb; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human NDN (necdin, MAGE family member).