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Protein

POU domain, class 4, transcription factor 1

Gene

Pou4f1

Organism
Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score: Annotation score: 5 out of 5-Experimental evidence at transcript leveli

Functioni

Multifunctional transcription factor with different regions mediating its different effects (PubMed:10640682). Acts by binding (via its C-terminal domain) to sequences related to the consensus octamer motif 5'-ATGCAAAT-3' in the regulatory regions of its target genes. Regulates the expression of specific genes involved in differentiation and survival within a subset of neuronal lineages (PubMed:11053412). It has been shown that activation of some of these genes requires its N-terminal domain, maybe through a neuronal-specific cofactor. Ativates BCL2 expression and protects neuronal cells from apoptosis (via the N-terminal domain). Induces neuronal process outgrowth and the coordinate expression of genes encoding synaptic proteins. Exerts its major developmental effects in somatosensory neurons and in brainstem nuclei involved in motor control. May positively regulate POU4F2 and POU4F3. Regulates dorsal root ganglion sensory neuron specification and axonal projection into the spinal cord. Negatively regulates its own expression interacting directly with a highly conserved autoregulatory domain surrounding the transcription initiation site (By similarity).By similarity2 Publications
Isoform 2: Able to act as transcription factor, cannot regulate the expression of the same subset of genes than isoform 1. Does not have anitapoptotic effect on neuronal cells.By similarity

Regions

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
DNA bindingi356 – 415HomeoboxPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST60

GO - Molecular functioni

  • DNA binding Source: RGD
  • sequence-specific DNA binding Source: UniProtKB
  • single-stranded DNA binding Source: UniProtKB
  • transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding Source: RGD

GO - Biological processi

  • negative regulation of apoptotic process Source: RGD
  • negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process Source: RGD
  • neuron projection development Source: UniProtKB
  • positive regulation of gene expression Source: UniProtKB
  • spermatogenesis Source: RGD
  • transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter Source: RGD
Complete GO annotation...

Keywords - Molecular functioni

Developmental protein

Keywords - Biological processi

Transcription, Transcription regulation

Keywords - Ligandi

DNA-binding

Names & Taxonomyi

Protein namesi
Recommended name:
POU domain, class 4, transcription factor 1
Alternative name(s):
Brain-specific homeobox/POU domain protein 3A
Short name:
Brain-3A
Short name:
Brn-3A
Gene namesi
Name:Pou4f1
Synonyms:Brn-3, Brn3, Brn3a
OrganismiRattus norvegicus (Rat)
Taxonomic identifieri10116 [NCBI]
Taxonomic lineageiEukaryotaMetazoaChordataCraniataVertebrataEuteleostomiMammaliaEutheriaEuarchontogliresGliresRodentiaSciurognathiMuroideaMuridaeMurinaeRattus
Proteomesi
  • UP000002494 Componenti: Unplaced

Organism-specific databases

RGDi620074. Pou4f1.

Subcellular locationi

  • Nucleus PROSITE-ProRule annotation

GO - Cellular componenti

Complete GO annotation...

Keywords - Cellular componenti

Nucleus

PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
ChainiPRO_00001007381 – 420POU domain, class 4, transcription factor 1Add BLAST420

Proteomic databases

PaxDbiP20266.

Expressioni

Tissue specificityi

Detected in brain, spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion (PubMed:2739723, PubMed:8835784). Isoform 2 is detected in brain, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion and spleen (PubMed:8835784).2 Publications

Interactioni

Subunit structurei

Interacts (via N-terminus) with RIT2; the interation controls POU4F1 transactivation activity on some neuronal target genes.By similarity

Protein-protein interaction databases

MINTiMINT-1514701.
STRINGi10116.ENSRNOP00000012828.

Structurei

3D structure databases

ProteinModelPortaliP20266.
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Family & Domainsi

Domains and Repeats

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Domaini261 – 338POU-specificPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST78

Motif

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Motifi57 – 66POU-IV box10

Compositional bias

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Compositional biasi100 – 108His-richPROSITE-ProRule annotation9
Compositional biasi130 – 185Gly-richPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST56
Compositional biasi204 – 257Ala-richPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST54

Domaini

The C-terminal domain is able to act as both DNA-binding domain and a transcriptional activator. The N-terminal domain is also required for transactivation activity on some target genes acting as a discrete activation domain. Neurite outgrowth and expression of genes required for synapse formation are primarily dependent on the C-terminal domain, however the N-terminal domain is required for maximal induction.By similarity

Sequence similaritiesi

Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain.PROSITE-ProRule annotation
Contains 1 POU-specific domain.PROSITE-ProRule annotation

Keywords - Domaini

Homeobox

Phylogenomic databases

eggNOGiKOG1168. Eukaryota.
ENOG410XPNX. LUCA.
HOGENOMiHOG000116305.
HOVERGENiHBG053120.
InParanoidiP20266.
PhylomeDBiP20266.

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.10.10.60. 1 hit.
1.10.260.40. 1 hit.
InterProiIPR017970. Homeobox_CS.
IPR001356. Homeobox_dom.
IPR009057. Homeodomain-like.
IPR010982. Lambda_DNA-bd_dom.
IPR013847. POU.
IPR000327. POU_dom.
[Graphical view]
PfamiPF00046. Homeobox. 1 hit.
PF00157. Pou. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
PRINTSiPR00028. POUDOMAIN.
SMARTiSM00389. HOX. 1 hit.
SM00352. POU. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
SUPFAMiSSF46689. SSF46689. 1 hit.
SSF47413. SSF47413. 1 hit.
PROSITEiPS50071. HOMEOBOX_2. 1 hit.
PS00035. POU_1. 1 hit.
PS00465. POU_2. 1 hit.
PS51179. POU_3. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]

Sequences (2)i

Sequence statusi: Complete.

This entry describes 2 isoformsi produced by alternative splicing. AlignAdd to basket

Isoform 11 Publication (identifier: P20266-1) [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
Also known as: Brn-3A-Long1 Publication

This isoform has been chosen as the 'canonical' sequence. All positional information in this entry refers to it. This is also the sequence that appears in the downloadable versions of the entry.

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        10         20         30         40         50
MMSMNSKQPH FAMHPTLPEH KYPSLHSSSE AIRRACLPTP PLQSNLFASL
60 70 80 90 100
DETLLARAEA LAAVDIAVSQ GKSHPFKPDA TYHTMNSVPC TSTSTVPLAH
110 120 130 140 150
HHHHHHHHQA LEPGDLLDHI SSPSLALMAG AGGAGAAGGG GAPTRPRGAG
160 170 180 190 200
GPGGGGGPGG GGPGVAGRRR GPGGGGGGPG GGLLGXSAHP HPHMHGXGHL
210 220 230 240 250
SHPAAAAAMN MPSGLPHPGL VAAAAHHGAA AAAAAAAAGQ VAAASAAAAV
260 270 280 290 300
VGAAGLASIC DSDTDPRELE AFAERFKQRR IKLGVTQADV GSALANLKIP
310 320 330 340 350
GVGSLSQSTI CRFESLTLSH NNMIALKPIL QAWLEEAEGA QREKMNKPEL
360 370 380 390 400
FNGGEKKRKR TSIAAPEKRS LEAYFAVQPR PSSEKIAAIA EKLDLKKNVV
410 420
RVWFCNQRQK QKRMKFSATY
Length:420
Mass (Da):43,275
Last modified:November 2, 2016 - v3
Checksum:i64B4FAE98FE27011
GO
Isoform 21 Publication (identifier: P20266-2) [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
Also known as: Brn-3A-Short1 Publication

The sequence of this isoform differs from the canonical sequence as follows:
     1-84: Missing.

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Length:336
Mass (Da):34,068
Checksum:iC7BF991FAE85F777
GO

Experimental Info

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Sequence conflicti340A → P (PubMed:2739723).Curated1

Alternative sequence

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Alternative sequenceiVSP_0586381 – 84Missing in isoform 2. 1 PublicationAdd BLAST84

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
AF390075 mRNA. Translation: AAK70502.1.
PIRiS05045.
RefSeqiXP_008769153.1. XM_008770931.2.
UniGeneiRn.232568.

Genome annotation databases

GeneIDi114503.
UCSCiRGD:620074. rat. [P20266-1]

Keywords - Coding sequence diversityi

Alternative splicing

Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
AF390075 mRNA. Translation: AAK70502.1.
PIRiS05045.
RefSeqiXP_008769153.1. XM_008770931.2.
UniGeneiRn.232568.

3D structure databases

ProteinModelPortaliP20266.
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Protein-protein interaction databases

MINTiMINT-1514701.
STRINGi10116.ENSRNOP00000012828.

Proteomic databases

PaxDbiP20266.

Protocols and materials databases

Structural Biology KnowledgebaseSearch...

Genome annotation databases

GeneIDi114503.
UCSCiRGD:620074. rat. [P20266-1]

Organism-specific databases

RGDi620074. Pou4f1.

Phylogenomic databases

eggNOGiKOG1168. Eukaryota.
ENOG410XPNX. LUCA.
HOGENOMiHOG000116305.
HOVERGENiHBG053120.
InParanoidiP20266.
PhylomeDBiP20266.

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.10.10.60. 1 hit.
1.10.260.40. 1 hit.
InterProiIPR017970. Homeobox_CS.
IPR001356. Homeobox_dom.
IPR009057. Homeodomain-like.
IPR010982. Lambda_DNA-bd_dom.
IPR013847. POU.
IPR000327. POU_dom.
[Graphical view]
PfamiPF00046. Homeobox. 1 hit.
PF00157. Pou. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
PRINTSiPR00028. POUDOMAIN.
SMARTiSM00389. HOX. 1 hit.
SM00352. POU. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
SUPFAMiSSF46689. SSF46689. 1 hit.
SSF47413. SSF47413. 1 hit.
PROSITEiPS50071. HOMEOBOX_2. 1 hit.
PS00035. POU_1. 1 hit.
PS00465. POU_2. 1 hit.
PS51179. POU_3. 1 hit.
[Graphical view]
ProtoNetiSearch...

Entry informationi

Entry nameiPO4F1_RAT
AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: P20266
Secondary accession number(s): Q91XM4
Entry historyi
Integrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: February 1, 1991
Last sequence update: November 2, 2016
Last modified: November 30, 2016
This is version 134 of the entry and version 3 of the sequence. [Complete history]
Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programChordata Protein Annotation Program

Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Complete proteome, Reference proteome

Documents

  1. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families

Similar proteinsi

Links to similar proteins from the UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) at 100%, 90% and 50% sequence identity:
100%UniRef100 combines identical sequences and sub-fragments with 11 or more residues from any organism into one UniRef entry.
90%UniRef90 is built by clustering UniRef100 sequences that have at least 90% sequence identity to, and 80% overlap with, the longest sequence (a.k.a seed sequence).
50%UniRef50 is built by clustering UniRef90 seed sequences that have at least 50% sequence identity to, and 80% overlap with, the longest sequence in the cluster.