Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits several functions, including DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; HMG box domain binding activity; and histone deacetylase binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; generation of neurons; and modulation of chemical synaptic transmission. Localizes to nucleus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant mental retardation 20. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; heart; limb; and urinary system. Orthologous to human MEF2C (myocyte enhancer factor 2C).