Aliases for HOXB1 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HOXB1 Gene
This gene belongs to the homeobox family of genes. The homeobox genes encode a highly conserved family of transcription factors that play an important role in morphogenesis in all multicellular organisms. Mammals possess four similar homeobox gene clusters, HOXA, HOXB, HOXC and HOXD, located on different chromosomes, consisting of 9 to 11 genes arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXB genes located in a cluster on chromosome 17. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXB1 Gene
HOXB1 (Homeobox B1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB1 include facial paresis, hereditary congenital, 3 and facial paralysis. Among its related pathways are Neural Crest Differentiation and Transcriptional Regulatory Network in Embryonic Stem Cell. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and protein domain specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is EVX1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB1 Gene
Sequence-specific transcription factor which is part of a developmental regulatory system that provides cells with specific positional identities on the anterior-posterior axis. Acts on the anterior body structures