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Aliases for POU5F1 Gene

Aliases for POU5F1 Gene

  • POU Class 5 Homeobox 1 2 3
  • OCT3 3 4 6
  • OTF3 3 4 6
  • Octamer-Binding Transcription Factor 3 3 4
  • Octamer-Binding Protein 3 3 4
  • Octamer-Binding Protein 4 3 4
  • OTF-3 3 4
  • Oct-3 3 4
  • Oct-4 3 4
  • OCT4 3 4
  • POU-Type Homeodomain-Containing DNA-Binding Protein 3
  • POU Domain, Class 5, Transcription Factor 1 3
  • POU Domain Class 5, Transcription Factor 1 2
  • POU Domain Transcription Factor OCT4 3
  • OTF4 3

External Ids for POU5F1 Gene

Previous Symbols for POU5F1 Gene

  • OTF3

Summaries for POU5F1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for POU5F1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a transcription factor containing a POU homeodomain that plays a key role in embryonic development and stem cell pluripotency. Aberrant expression of this gene in adult tissues is associated with tumorigenesis. This gene can participate in a translocation with the Ewing's sarcoma gene on chromosome 21, which also leads to tumor formation. Alternative splicing, as well as usage of alternative AUG and non-AUG translation initiation codons, results in multiple isoforms. One of the AUG start codons is polymorphic in human populations. Related pseudogenes have been identified on chromosomes 1, 3, 8, 10, and 12. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2013]

GeneCards Summary for POU5F1 Gene

POU5F1 (POU Class 5 Homeobox 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POU5F1 include germinoma and central nervous system germinoma. Among its related pathways are Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency and Cardiac Progenitor Differentiation. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is POU6F1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU5F1 Gene

  • Transcription factor that binds to the octamer motif (5-ATTTGCAT-3). Forms a trimeric complex with SOX2 on DNA and controls the expression of a number of genes involved in embryonic development such as YES1, FGF4, UTF1 and ZFP206. Critical for early embryogenesis and for embryonic stem cell pluripotency.

Gene Wiki entry for POU5F1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for POU5F1 Gene

Genomics for POU5F1 Gene

Genomic Location for POU5F1 Gene

31,164,337 bp from pter
31,180,731 bp from pter
16,395 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for POU5F1 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for POU5F1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

Regulatory Elements for POU5F1 Gene

Proteins for POU5F1 Gene

  • Protein details for POU5F1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    POU domain, class 5, transcription factor 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A6NCS1
    • A6NLL8
    • D2IYK4
    • P31359
    • Q15167
    • Q15168
    • Q16422
    • Q5STF3
    • Q5STF4

    Protein attributes for POU5F1 Gene

    360 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    38571 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with UBE2I and ZSCAN10 (By similarity). Interacts with PKM. Interacts with WWP2.
    • Several pseudogenes of POU5F1 have been described on chromosomes 1, 3, 8, 10 and 12. 2 of them, localized in chromosomes 8 and 10, are transcribed in cancer tissues but not in normal ones and may be involved in the regulation of POU5F1 gene activity in carcinogenesis

    Alternative splice isoforms for POU5F1 Gene


neXtProt entry for POU5F1 Gene

Proteomics data for POU5F1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for POU5F1 Gene

  • ERK1/2-mediated phosphorylation at Ser-111 promotes nuclear exclusion and proteasomal degradation. Phosphorylation at Thr-235 and Ser-236 decrease DNA-binding and alters ability to activate transcription.
  • Sumoylation enhances the protein stability, DNA binding and transactivation activity. Sumoylation is required for enhanced YES1 expression (By similarity).
  • Ubiquitinated; undergoes Lys-63-linked polyubiquitination by WWP2 leading to proteasomal degradation.
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for POU5F1 Gene

Domains for POU5F1 Gene

Gene Families for POU5F1 Gene

  • POU :Homeoboxes / POU class

Protein Domains for POU5F1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The POU-specific domain mediates interaction with PKM.:
    • Q01860
  • Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain.:
    • Q01860
  • Contains 1 POU-specific domain.:
    • Q01860
  • Belongs to the POU transcription factor family. Class-5 subfamily.:
    • Q01860
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Function for POU5F1 Gene

Molecular function for POU5F1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: POU domain,class 5,transcription factor 1,expressed in neuronal cells,with OCT5 likely a proteolytic product of OCT3
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transcription factor that binds to the octamer motif (5-ATTTGCAT-3). Forms a trimeric complex with SOX2 on DNA and controls the expression of a number of genes involved in embryonic development such as YES1, FGF4, UTF1 and ZFP206. Critical for early embryogenesis and for embryonic stem cell pluripotency.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction: Transcriptional activity is positively regulated by PKM.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for POU5F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000981 sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity ISS --
GO:0003677 DNA binding IDA 16153702
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity IDA 16153702
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 11099378
GO:0008134 transcription factor binding IPI 19736317
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Animal Models for POU5F1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for POU5F1:

miRNA for POU5F1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target POU5F1
Targeting motifs for POU5F1 Gene
HOMER Transcription Factor Regulatory Elements motif POU5F1
  • Consensus sequence: ATTTGCATAA Submotif: canonical Cell Type: mES GeoId: GSE11431

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) and Transcription Factor Targeting for POU5F1 Gene

Localization for POU5F1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU5F1 Gene

Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Note=Expressed in a diffuse and slightly punctuate pattern.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for POU5F1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for POU5F1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for POU5F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 18000303
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005667 transcription factor complex IDA 19736317
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 18281244
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA 18000303
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Pathways for POU5F1 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for POU5F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001714 endodermal cell fate specification IDA 20713518
GO:0001824 blastocyst development ISS --
GO:0003130 BMP signaling pathway involved in heart induction IMP 19736317
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IDA 16153702
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter ISS --
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Compounds for POU5F1 Gene

(2) Drugbank Compounds for POU5F1 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • Dopamin
51-61-6 transporter substrate
  • Arterenol
51-41-2 transporter substrate

(4) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for POU5F1 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
slex 56.7 5
retinoic acid 36.8 11
vegf 8.99 2
oxygen 0 3
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Transcripts for POU5F1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for POU5F1 Gene

(5) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(40) Additional mRNA sequences :
(9) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(9) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for POU5F1 Gene

POU class 5 homeobox 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for POU5F1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for POU5F1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for POU5F1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for POU5F1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for POU5F1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (7.0), Bladder (6.1), and Pancreas (4.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for POU5F1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for POU5F1 Gene Hs.249184

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for POU5F1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in developing brain. Highest levels found in specific cell layers of the cortex, the olfactory bulb, the hippocampus and the cerebellum. Low levels of expression in adult tissues.
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Orthologs for POU5F1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for POU5F1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia POU5F1 35
  • 99.91 (n)
  • 100 (a)
POU5F1 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 70 (a)
POU5F1 35
  • 88.61 (n)
  • 90.83 (a)
POU5F1 36
  • 92 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 91 (a)
POU5F1 35
  • 88.98 (n)
  • 90.83 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pou5f1 35
  • 82.58 (n)
  • 84.66 (a)
Pou5f1 16
Pou5f1 36
  • 86 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 78 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pou5f1 35
  • 82.2 (n)
  • 84.94 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves POUV 36
  • 40 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 56 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.23276 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pou5f1 35
pou5f3 36
  • 29 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta acj6 36
  • 22 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea unc-86 36
  • 26 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 21 (a)
Species with no ortholog for POU5F1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for POU5F1 Gene

Gene Tree for POU5F1 (if available)
Gene Tree for POU5F1 (if available)

Paralogs for POU5F1 Gene

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Variants for POU5F1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for POU5F1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 06 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs879882 -- 31,171,675(+) GTTGG(C/T)CCCTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs885949 -- 31,172,443(-) AGGCC(A/G)GGCCC upstream-variant-2KB
rs885950 -- 31,172,375(-) CACTC(G/T)CCACC upstream-variant-2KB
rs885951 -- 31,172,314(-) AATCT(G/T)CCAGG upstream-variant-2KB
rs885952 -- 31,171,713(-) GCCCA(A/G)TCAGT upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for POU5F1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2731791 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv1918e1 CNV Complex 17122850
dgv1919e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv428140 CNV Gain+Loss 18775914
esv690 CNV CNV 17122850
nsv525933 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv524061 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for POU5F1 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU5F1 Gene

Disorders for POU5F1 Gene

(5) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for POU5F1 Gene

(15) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for POU5F1 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
carcinoma embryonal 74.8 14
teratoma 73.9 8
pineoblastoma 46.3 1
seminoma 44.6 3
germinoma 36.7 5

Relevant External Links for POU5F1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU5F1 Gene

Publications for POU5F1 Gene

  1. Human Oct3 gene family: cDNA sequences, alternative splicing, gene organization, chromosomal location, and expression at low levels in adult tissues. (PMID: 1408763) Takeda J. … Bell G.I. (Nucleic Acids Res. 1992) 2 3 4 23
  2. A study of candidate genes for psoriasis near HLA-C in Chinese patients with psoriasis. (PMID: 12653732) Chang Y.T. … Wong C.K. (Br. J. Dermatol. 2003) 3 23 48
  3. Oct4 pseudogenes are transcribed in cancers. (PMID: 16229821) Suo G. … Dai J. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005) 3 4 23
  4. Pyruvate kinase isozyme type M2 (PKM2) interacts and cooperates with Oct-4 in regulating transcription. (PMID: 18191611) Lee J. … Kim J. (Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 2008) 3 4 23
  5. Independent prognostic value of the basal-like phenotype of breast cancer and associations with EGFR and candidate stem cell marker BMI-1. (PMID: 18269588) Arnes J.B. … Akslen L.A. (Histopathology 2008) 3 23

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