KRAB-ZFPs constitute the largest family of transcription factors (TFs) encoded by the mouse genome and are known to interact with the co-repressor KAP1. KRAB/KAP1-mediated regulation is essential for several development- and ESC- specific functions, in particular regulation of pluripotent self-renewal. We performed an expression analysis in mouse pluripotent ESCs and differentiated cells. A large number of KRAB-ZFPs was expressed in pluripotent cells and many of them were differentially regulated in other cell types, suggesting that a set of KRAB-ZFPs can be involved in ESC-specific functions. We identified a set of candidate genes, including Zfp459, which show a pluripotency-specific expression pattern. Zfp459 depletion in ESCs induced transcriptional perturbation of pluripotency- and differentiation-associated genes, even if their ability to self-renew or to differentiate was not impaired, and its expression was not required for the formation of blastocysts ex vivo. To understand the precise role of Zfp459 in ESCs further experiments for the identification of its targets are still required. We used a lentiviral vector (LV) to over-express in ESCs ZFP57, which had been previously demonstrated to play a role in regulating genomic imprinting, in fusion with HA-tags. ChIP-seq experiments using a HA antibody demonstrated that ZFP57-HA binds all the known and predicted imprinted loci and identified a hexanucleotide consensus in most of the ZFP57 binding sites co-occupied also by KAP1 and its associated factor SetDB1. We also demonstrated that our LV based expression system could be exploited to perform ChIP-seq analyses in ESCs of TFs, such as Zfp459, for which specific antibodies are not available. Finally, when we cultured ESCs in different conditions, we observed that KAP1 recruitment upstream of Nanog, which had been previously observed, was dependent on the MAPK and GSK3 signaling pathways. We hypothesized that this could be due to the presence in these conditions of ESCs expressing heterogeneous Nanog levels. However, when Nanoghigh and Nanoglow cells were sorted, both the populations shown a comparable enrichment for KAP1 binding upstream of Nanog. The precise role for the KAP1-mediated regulation of Nanog in ESCs and its dependence on extrinsic signaling pathways remains unclear, even if we hypothesize that it can depend on the mono-/bi-allelic expression of Nanog in ESCs and during early development.