Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; beta-catenin binding activity; and transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; negative regulation of cell differentiation; and regulation of animal organ morphogenesis. Localizes to the nuclear transcription factor complex. Used to study campomelic dysplasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in 46 XY gonadal dysgenesis and campomelic dysplasia. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SOX9 (SRY-box transcription factor 9).