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. Interacts with UBE2I and ZSCAN10. Interacts with PKM2. Interacts with WWP2. Transcriptional activity is positively regulated by PKM2. 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. Belongs to the POU transcription factor family. Class- 5 subfamily. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA binding protein; Transcription factor
Molecular Function: protein binding; miRNA binding; DNA binding; sequence-specific DNA binding; ubiquitin protein ligase binding; transcription factor activity; transcription factor binding
Biological Process: transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; blastocyst development; anatomical structure morphogenesis; regulation of asymmetric cell division; regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of gene expression; somatic stem cell maintenance; endodermal cell fate specification; response to wounding; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; mRNA transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.