In the human genome, 43 different genes are found that encode proteins belonging to the family of the POK (poxvirus and zinc finger and Krüppel)/ZBTB (zinc finger and broad complex, tramtrack, and bric à brac) factors. Generally considered transcriptional repressors, several of these genes play fundamental roles in cell lineage fate decision in various tissues, programming specific tasks throughout the life of the organism. Here, we focus on functions of leukemia/lymphoma-related factor/POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor, which is probably one of the most exciting and yet enigmatic members of the POK/ZBTB family. © 2013 by The American Society of Hematology.
Lunardi, A., Guarnerio, J., Wang, G., Maeda, T., & Pandolfi, P. P. (2013, April 11). Role of LRF/Pokemon in lineage fate decisions. Blood. American Society of Hematology. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2012-11-292037