ⓘ POU3F2

                                     

ⓘ POU3F2

N-Oct-3 is a protein belonging to a large family of transcription factors that bind to the octameric DNA sequence ATGCAAAT. Most of these proteins share a highly homologous region, referred to as the POU domain, which occurs in several mammalian transcription factors, including the octamer-binding proteins Oct1 POU2F1, MIM 164175 and Oct2 POU2F2, MIM 164176, and the pituitary protein Pit1 PIT1, MIM 173110. Class III POU genes are expressed predominantly in the CNS. It is likely that CNS-specific transcription factors such as these play an important role in mammalian neurogenesis by regulating their diverse patterns of gene expression.