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What is the official name of the POU3F1 gene?

The official name of this gene is “POU class 3 homeobox 1.”

POU3F1 is the gene's official symbol. The POU3F1 gene is also known by other names, listed below.

Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.

What is the normal function of the POU3F1 gene?

From UniProt (PO3F1_HUMAN)This link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.:

Transcription factor that binds to the octamer motif (5'-ATTTGCAT-3'). Thought to be involved in early embryogenesis and neurogenesis.

How are changes in the POU3F1 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about rheumatoid arthritis, which is associated with changes in the POU3F1 gene.
OMIM.orgThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference., a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the POU3F1 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the POU3F1 gene located?

Cytogenetic Location: 1p34.1

Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 38,043,851 to 38,046,778

The POU3F1 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 at position 34.1.

The POU3F1 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 at position 34.1.

More precisely, the POU3F1 gene is located from base pair 38,043,851 to base pair 38,046,778 on chromosome 1.

See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.

Where can I find additional information about POU3F1?

You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.

What other names do people use for the POU3F1 gene or gene products?

  • OCT6
  • OTF6
  • SCIP

Where can I find general information about genes?

The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.

These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.

What glossary definitions help with understanding POU3F1?

motif ; transcription ; transcription factor

You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.


The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.

Published: November 23, 2015