Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables DNA-binding transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific and transcription cis-regulatory region binding activity. Involved in cartilage condensation; chondrocyte differentiation; and positive regulation of chondrocyte differentiation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including negative regulation of DNA-templated transcription; neurogenesis; and regulation of timing of neuron differentiation. Part of transcription regulator complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SOX5 (SRY-box transcription factor 5).