Probable transcription factor. May play a role in myeloid maturation and in the development and/or maintenance of other differentiated tissues. Probable substrate-recognition component of an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase complex which mediates the ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of target proteins.
Within the hematopoietic system, PLZF is expressed in bone marrow, early myeloid cell lines and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Also expressed in the ovary, and at lower levels, in the kidney and lung.
Protein modification; protein ubiquitination.
Involvement in disease
Skeletal defects, genital hypoplasia, and mental retardation A chromosomal aberration involving ZBTB16 may be a cause of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Translocation t(11;17)(q32;q21) with RARA.
Belongs to the krueppel C2H2-type zinc-finger protein family. Contains 1 BTB (POZ) domain. Contains 9 C2H2-type zinc fingers.