Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in regulation of transcription, DNA-templated and ureteric bud development. Localizes to nucleus. Used to study obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; metanephros; nephrogenic cord; paraxial mesenchyme; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SIM1 (SIM bHLH transcription factor 1).