NR2E1 (TLX) associated with transcription repressors binds the evolutionarily conserved TLX consensus site in the PTEN promoter. NR2E1 inhibits PTEN transcription by associating with various transcriptional repressors, probably in a cell type or tissue specific manner. PTEN transcription is inhibited when NR2E1 forms a complex with ATN1 (atrophin-1) (Zhang et al. 2006, Yokoyama et al. 2008), KDM1A (LSD1) histone methyltransferase containing CoREST complex (Yokoyama et al. 2008), or histone deacetylases HDAC3, HDAC5 or HDAC7 (Sun et al. 2007).