External Ids for DLX6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DLX6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a homeobox transcription factor gene family similiar to the Drosophila distal-less gene. This family is comprised of at least 6 different members that encode proteins with roles in forebrain and craniofacial development. This gene is in a tail-to-tail configuration with another member of the family on the long arm of chromosome 7. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DLX6 Gene
DLX6 (Distal-Less Homeobox 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DLX6 include Split Hand-Split Foot Malformation and Rapp-Hodgkin Syndrome. Among its related pathways are MECP2 and Associated Rett Syndrome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is DLX1.