Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Exhibits DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; and protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis; positive regulation of brown fat cell differentiation; and regulation of osteoclast differentiation. Localizes to cytosol and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including adipose tissue; branchial arch; early conceptus; genitourinary system; and gut. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in renal cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human TFE3 (transcription factor binding to IGHM enhancer 3).