Zinc finger protein neuro-d4 (DPF1)

May have an important role in developing neurons by participating in regulation of cell survival, possibly as a neurospecific transcription element. Belongs to the neuron-specific chromatin remodeling complex (nBAF complicated ).

During neural development a switch from a stem/progenitor into a post-mitotic chromatin remodeling mechanism occurs as neurons exit the cell cycle and become dedicated to their adult state. The transition from proliferating neural stem/progenitor cells into post-mitotic neurons requires a switch in subunit composition of the npBAF and nBAF complexes.