May play a role in determining or maintaining the identities of a small subset of visual system neurons.
Brain. Seems to be specific to the retina.
Defects in POU4F3 are the cause of deafness autosomal dominant type 15 (DFNA15) [MIM:602459]. DFNA15 is a form of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information.
Belongs to the POU transcription factor family. Class-4 subfamily. Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain. Contains 1 POU-specific domain.