The protein encoded by this gene is a zinc finger protein present in the basal cell layer of the epidermis and in hair;follicles. It is also found in abundance in the germ cells of testis and ovary. This protein is thought to play a;regulatory role in keratinocyte proliferation and it may also be a regulator for rRNA transcription. This gene seems;to have multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants, but their full-length nature is not known yet. There seems;to be evidence of multiple polyadenylation sites for this gene.