Aliases for POU6F1 Gene

Aliases for POU6F1 Gene

  • POU Class 6 Homeobox 1 2 3 5
  • POU Domain, Class 6, Transcription Factor 1 2 3 4
  • TCFB1 2 3 4
  • BRN5 2 3 4
  • MPOU 2 3 4
  • Brain-Specific Homeobox/POU Domain Protein 5 3 4
  • MPOU Homeobox Protein 3 4
  • Brain-5 3 4
  • POU6F1 5
  • Brn-5 4

External Ids for POU6F1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for POU6F1 Gene

  • GC12U990075
  • GC12M051299
  • GC12M049869
  • GC12M051580
  • GC12M048613

Summaries for POU6F1 Gene

GeneCards Summary for POU6F1 Gene

POU6F1 (POU Class 6 Homeobox 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POU6F1 include Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Of The Ovary and Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is POU6F2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for POU6F1 Gene

  • Transcription factor that binds preferentially to a variant of the octamer motif (5'-ATGATAAT-3').

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , Rfam classification and piRNA Summary for POU6F1 Gene

Genomics for POU6F1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements Pubs

Promoters and enhancers for POU6F1 Gene
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around POU6F1 on the GeneHancer Hub at the UCSC Golden Path

Cistromic (ChIP-Seq) regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for POU6F1

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the POU6F1 gene promoter:
  • c-Myb
  • CREB
  • deltaCREB
  • E2F
  • E2F-1
  • E2F-2
  • E2F-3a
  • E2F-4
  • E2F-5
  • Nkx2-5

Genomic Locations for POU6F1 Gene

Latest Assembly
32,940 bases
Minus strand

Previous Assembly
(GRCh37/hg19 by Entrez Gene)
31,128 bases
Minus strand

(GRCh37/hg19 by Ensembl)
30,759 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for POU6F1 Gene

Genes around POU6F1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
POU6F1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for POU6F1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for POU6F1 Gene

Proteins for POU6F1 Gene

  • Protein details for POU6F1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    POU domain, class 6, transcription factor 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q15944
    • Q6DK47
    • Q7Z7P6

    Protein attributes for POU6F1 Gene

    301 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    32645 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for POU6F1 Gene

neXtProt entry for POU6F1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for POU6F1 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for POU6F1 Gene

Domains & Families for POU6F1 Gene

Gene Families for POU6F1 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Protein Domains for POU6F1 Gene

  • POU domain
  • POU

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for POU6F1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:
  • mPOU homeobox protein (PO6F1_HUMAN)
  • POU6F1 protein (Q3B832_HUMAN)

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the POU transcription factor family. Class-6 subfamily.
  • Belongs to the POU transcription factor family. Class-6 subfamily.
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Function for POU6F1 Gene

Molecular function for POU6F1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Transcription factor that binds preferentially to a variant of the octamer motif (5'-ATGATAAT-3').
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
POU domain,class 6,transcription factor 1,mammalian homeo box backfoot,Drosophila bicoid related,expressed in Rathke pouch,at an early stage of pituitary development and in a subset of adult anterior pituitary cells that express POMC

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for POU6F1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for POU6F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000977 RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding IEA --
GO:0000978 RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding IBA 21873635
GO:0000981 DNA-binding transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific ISA, IBA --
GO:0001227 DNA-binding transcription repressor activity, RNA polymerase II-specific IDA 8645295
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with POU6F1: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with POU6F1: view

Inhibitory RNAs for research

  • Search GeneCopoeia for shRNA, lentivirus and/or AAV clone products for POU6F1

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for POU6F1 Gene

Localization for POU6F1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POU6F1 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for POU6F1 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytoskeleton 2
plasma membrane 1
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Nuclear bodies (3)
  • Actin filaments (1)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for POU6F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000785 chromatin ISA --
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
GO:0015629 actin cytoskeleton IDA --
GO:0016604 nuclear body IDA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with POU6F1: view

Pathways & Interactions for POU6F1 Gene

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SuperPathways for POU6F1 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for POU6F1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for POU6F1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II IDA 8645295
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II IBA 21873635
GO:0007420 brain development TAS 7908264
GO:0007507 heart development TAS 7908264
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with POU6F1: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for POU6F1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for POU6F1 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for POU6F1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for POU6F1 Gene

14 NCBI additional mRNA sequence :
11 Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links to gene/alias where relevant :

Inhibitory RNAs for research

  • Search GeneCopoeia for shRNA, lentivirus and/or AAV clone products for POU6F1

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for POU6F1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP4: - -
SP5: -
SP6: - -

Relevant External Links for POU6F1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for

Expression for POU6F1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for POU6F1 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for POU6F1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Plasma (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for POU6F1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for POU6F1 Gene

- Elite partner

Transcriptomic regulation report from SPP (The Signaling Pathways Project) for POU6F1

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for POU6F1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for POU6F1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: In the embryo, expressed exclusively in the developing brain, whereas in the adult its expression is restricted to brain, heart, skeletal muscle and lung. In the brain, the highest expression levels are found in specific cell layers of the cortex, the olfactory bulb, the hippocampus and the cerebellum.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for POU6F1 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.7)
  • Muscle(4.3)
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Primer products for research

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for POU6F1 Gene

Orthologs for POU6F1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for POU6F1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia POU6F1 29 30
  • 99.89 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia POU6F1 30
  • 95 (a)
Pou6f1 29 16 30
  • 87.82 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia POU6F1 29 30
  • 93.36 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia POU6F1 29 30
  • 92.8 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pou6f1 29
  • 89.26 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia POU6F1 30
  • 58 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia POU6F1 30
  • 49 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia POU6F1 30
  • 47 (a)
Tropical Clawed Frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia pou6f1 29
  • 71.6 (n)
Str.13006 29
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pou6f1 29 30
  • 69.54 (n)
pouc 29
Fruit Fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG11641 31
  • 70 (a)
Species where no ortholog for POU6F1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Eremothecium gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • Chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • Rice (Oryza sativa)
  • Rice Blast Fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • Schistosome Parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • Sea Anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • Sea Vase (Ciona intestinalis)
  • Sea Squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • Worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for POU6F1 Gene

Gene Tree for POU6F1 (if available)
Gene Tree for POU6F1 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for POU6F1: view image
Alliance of Genome Resources:
Additional Orthologs for POU6F1

Paralogs for POU6F1 Gene

Variants for POU6F1 Gene

dbSNP identifiers (rs#s) for variants without ClinVar clinical significance for POU6F1 Gene

All consequence types are included: molecular consequences (e.g. missense, synonymous), and location-based (e.g. intron, upstream).

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for POU6F1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv1696566 CNV insertion 17803354
esv2239902 CNV deletion 18987734
esv2677962 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2745877 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2745878 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2745879 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2745880 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2745881 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2745882 CNV deletion 23290073
esv34039 CNV loss 18971310
esv3892200 CNV loss 25118596
nsv1069666 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1121850 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1122733 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv558876 CNV gain 21841781
nsv704 CNV insertion 18451855

Variation tolerance for POU6F1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 38.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.66; 31.84% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for POU6F1 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for
Leiden Open Variation Database (LOVD)

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assays for research

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Sequence variations, with clinical significance, from ClinVar and Humsavar, with links to dbSNP for POU6F1 Gene

Disorders for POU6F1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for POU6F1 Gene - From: COP and GCD

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary
  • ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma
clear cell adenocarcinoma
  • malignant mesonephroma
retinitis pigmentosa 71
  • rp71
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Additional Disease Information for POU6F1

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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for POU6F1 Gene

Publications for POU6F1 Gene

  1. A human POU domain gene, mPOU, is expressed in developing brain and specific adult tissues. (PMID: 7908264) Wey E … Schäfer BW (European journal of biochemistry 1994) 2 3 4 22
  2. Structure of human Brn-5 transcription factor in complex with CRH gene promoter. (PMID: 19450691) Pereira JH … Kim SH (Journal of structural biology 2009) 3 22
  3. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of human Brn-5 transcription factor in complex with DNA. (PMID: 18323601) Pereira JH … Kim SH (Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology and crystallization communications 2008) 3 22
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4
  5. Identification of novel DNA binding sites recognized by the transcription factor mPOU (POU6F1). (PMID: 8645295) Wey E … Schäfer BW (Biochemical and biophysical research communications 1996) 3 22

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