Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including brain development; inner ear morphogenesis; and regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Predicted to be active in nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; embryo ectoderm; genitourinary system; nervous system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human OTX1 (orthodenticle homeobox 1).