Lymphoid-enhancing factor/T-cell factors (LEF1/TCF) are a high-mobility group of transcriptional factors that play essential roles in cell fate determination during early embryogenesis and ontogenesis. VENTX is a member of the Vent family of homeodomain proteins. It is a novel LEF/TCF-associated transcriptional modulator. VENTX is predominately expressed in hematopoietic cells. VENTX may function as a transcriptional repressor and be involved in mesodermal patterning and hemapoietic stem cell maintenance, and has been suggested to have a potential role in the hematopoietic malignancies.
hemopoietic progenitor homeobox protein VENTX2; Homeobox protein VENTX; HPX42B, NA88A, VENTX2; VENT homeobox homolog; VENT-like homeobox 2; VENT-like homeobox protein 2