ER71 acts downstream of BMP, Notch, and Wnt signaling in blood and vessel progenitor specification.
Taejŏn, South Korea. In Cell Stem Cell, 2008
Inhibition of BMP, Notch, and Wnt signaling pathways greatly decreased the generation of FLK1(+) mesoderm and expression of the Ets transcription factor Er71. Enforced expression of ER71 in ESCs resulted in a robust induction of FLK1(+) mesoderm; rescued the generation of FLK1(+) mesoderm when blocked by BMP, Notch, and Wnt inhibition; and enhanced hematopoietic and endothelial cell generation.