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POU Class
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Proteins encoded by POU class homeobox genes have a ~75 amino acid POU-specific domain (named from the mammalian genes Pit1 (now Pou1f1), OCT1 and OCT2 (now POU2F1 and POU2F2), and nematode unc-86) N-terminal to a 60-amino acid homeodomain. Together the two domains are known as the bipartite POU domain. There are 15 genes with this structure in the human genome, plus a 16th gene (HDX) that possesses a homeodomain related to POU-type homeodomains but lacking a POU-specific domain. Including the divergent HDX gene, this gene class has 16 human genes in seven gene families; there are also eight pseudogenes (Ryan and Rosenfeld 1997, Holland et al. 2007). Amphioxus has seven genes in six families (Takatori et al. 2008).

Ryan AK, Rosenfeld MG (1997) Genes Dev 1997, 11:1207-1225.
Holland PWH, Booth HAF, Bruford EA (2007) BMC Biology 5:47.
Takatori N et al (2008) Dev Genes Evol 218: 579-590.
Families List of Class POU :
Loci in POU of Nematode back to top..
C02F12.10 Pou2Nematode 
ceh-18C. Elegans Homeobox 18Pou2Nematode 
ceh-6C. Elegans Homeobox 6Pou3Nematode 
unc-86UNCoordinated 86Pou4Nematode