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Aliases for DLX6 Gene

Aliases for DLX6 Gene

  • Distal-Less Homeobox 6 2 3
  • Distal-Less Homeo Box 6 2

External Ids for DLX6 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DLX6 Gene

  • GC07P095170
  • GC07P096233
  • GC07P096247
  • GC07P096279
  • GC07P096473
  • GC07P096634
  • GC07P091222

Summaries for DLX6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary 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 rapp-hodgkin syndrome and split foot. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is DLX5.

Gene Wiki entry for DLX6 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for DLX6 Gene

Genomics for DLX6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for DLX6 Gene

Genomic Location for DLX6 Gene

97,005,548 bp from pter
97,011,040 bp from pter
5,493 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for DLX6 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for DLX6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for DLX6 Gene

Proteins for DLX6 Gene

  • Protein details for DLX6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Homeobox protein DLX-6
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A4D1I2
    • B3KSQ0
    • J3KR92
    • Q3ZAR6
    • Q9UPL2

    Protein attributes for DLX6 Gene

    175 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    19708 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for DLX6 Gene


neXtProt entry for DLX6 Gene

Proteomics data for DLX6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for DLX6 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for DLX6 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for DLX6 Gene

Domains for DLX6 Gene

Gene Families for DLX6 Gene

  • NKL :Homeoboxes / ANTP class : NKL subclass

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for DLX6 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P56179
  • Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain.
  • Belongs to the distal-less homeobox family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with DLX6: view

Function for DLX6 Gene

Molecular function for DLX6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
Drosophila distal less homolog Dlx6,homeo domain encoding gene,expressed in brain and skeleton

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for DLX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003677 DNA binding --
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity TAS 7907794
GO:0043565 sequence-specific DNA binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DLX6: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with DLX6: view

Animal Model Products

miRNA for DLX6 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target DLX6

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for DLX6

In Situ Assay Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for DLX6 Gene

Localization for DLX6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DLX6 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for DLX6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for DLX6 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for DLX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DLX6: view

Pathways for DLX6 Gene

SuperPathways for DLX6 Gene

No Data Available

PCR Array Products

  • Pathway & Disease-focused RT² Profiler PCR Arrays
    • Homeobox (HOX) Genes in human,mouse,rat

Interacting Proteins for DLX6 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for DLX6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001501 skeletal system development TAS 7907794
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0007399 nervous system development TAS 7907794
GO:0030326 embryonic limb morphogenesis IEA --
GO:0030855 epithelial cell differentiation IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with DLX6: view

No data available for Pathways by source for DLX6 Gene

Transcripts for DLX6 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for DLX6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for DLX6 Gene

Distal-less homeobox 6:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for DLX6

Primer Products

  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for DLX6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for DLX6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for DLX6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for DLX6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for DLX6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (11.1), Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (9.8), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (9.2), and Testis (4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for DLX6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (65.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for DLX6 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for DLX6 Gene Hs.249196

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with DLX6: view

Expression partners for DLX6 Gene

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for DLX6 Gene

Orthologs for DLX6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for DLX6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia DLX6 35
  • 90.28 (n)
  • 90 (a)
DLX6 36
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia DLX6 35
  • 95.21 (n)
  • 98.85 (a)
DLX6 36
  • 76 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Dlx6 35
  • 92.72 (n)
  • 96.93 (a)
Dlx6 16
Dlx6 36
  • 96 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia DLX6 35
  • 99.09 (n)
  • 99.32 (a)
DLX6 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Dlx6 35
  • 94.07 (n)
  • 99.58 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia DLX6 36
  • 93 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia DLX6 36
  • 89 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves DLX6 35
  • 82.65 (n)
  • 86.52 (a)
DLX6 36
  • 93 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia DLX6 36
  • 88 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100494171 35
  • 58.68 (n)
  • 57.02 (a)
Str.15888 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.262 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii dlx6a 35
  • 71.26 (n)
  • 79.76 (a)
dlx6a 36
  • 84 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Dll 36
  • 28 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea ceh-43 36
  • 30 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 25 (a)
Species with no ortholog for DLX6:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for DLX6 Gene

Gene Tree for DLX6 (if available)
Gene Tree for DLX6 (if available)

Paralogs for DLX6 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for DLX6 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with DLX6: view

Variants for DLX6 Gene

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for DLX6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv824221 CNV Gain 20364138

Relevant External Links for DLX6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for DLX6 Gene

Disorders for DLX6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database.

Search for DLX6 Gene in MalaCards »

(4) Diseases for DLX6 Gene including...

(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for DLX6 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for DLX6 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
rett syndrome 57.6 1

Relevant External Links for DLX6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with DLX6: view

No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for DLX6 Gene

Publications for DLX6 Gene

  1. Cloning and characterization of two members of the vertebrate Dlx gene family. (PMID: 7907794) Simeone A. … Boncinelli E. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1994) 2 3 4 23
  2. No association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in DLX6 and Piccolo genes at 7q21-q22 and autism. (PMID: 12707945) Nabi R. … Huq A.H. (Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2003) 3 23
  3. DLX5 and DLX6 expression is biallelic and not modulated by MeCP2 deficiency. (PMID: 17701895) SchA1le B. … Francke U. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2007) 3 23
  4. Expression analysis and mutation detection of DLX5 and DLX6 in autism. (PMID: 19195802) Nakashima N. … Momoi M.Y. (Brain Dev. 2010) 3 23
  5. The DNA sequence of human chromosome 7. (PMID: 12853948) Hillier L.W. … Wilson R.K. (Nature 2003) 3 4

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