Transcriptional repressor. Binds specifically to GATA sequences and represses expression of GATA-regulated genes at selected sites and stages in vertebrate development. Regulates chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation. Executes multiple functions in proliferating chondrocytes, expanding the region of distal chondrocytes, activating proliferation in columnar cells and supporting the differentiation of columnar into hypertrophic chondrocytes. Ubiquitously expressed in the adult. Found in fetal brain, lung, kidney, liver, spleen and thymus. More highly expressed in androgen-dependent than in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells.