Forkhead (FH) domain found in Forkhead box protein D3 (FOXD3) and similar proteins
FOXD3, also called HNF3/FH transcription factor genesis, acts as a transcriptional repressor that binds to the consensus sequence 5'-A[AT]T[AG]TTTGTTT-3'. It also acts as a transcriptional activator. It promotes development of neural crest cells from neural tube progenitors and restricts neural progenitor cells to the neural crest lineage while suppressing interneuron differentiation. FOXD3 is required for maintenance of pluripotent cells in the pre-implantation and peri-implantation stages of embryogenesis. The FH domain is a winged helix DNA-binding domain.