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 protein dimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; glucose transmembrane transport; and lipid transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including the photoreceptor outer segment; pronucleus; and transcription factor complex. Used to study maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 3; phenylketonuria; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in glucose metabolism disease (multiple) and renal cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human HNF1A (HNF1 homeobox A).