Sterile alpha motif (SAM)/Pointed domain of ERG (Ets related gene) and FLI-1 (Friend leukemia integration 1) transcription factors
SAM Pointed domain of ERG/FLI-1 subfamily of ETS transcriptional regulators is a putative protein-protein interaction domain. The ERG and FLI regulators are involved in endothelial cell differentiation, bone morphogenesis and neural crest development. They are proto-oncogenes implicated in cancer development such as myeloid leukemia, Ewing's sarcoma and erythroleukemia. Members of this subfamily are potential targets for cancer therapy.