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Aliases for HOXB13 Gene

Aliases for HOXB13 Gene

  • Homeobox B13 2 3 5
  • Homeo Box B13 2
  • PSGD 3

External Ids for HOXB13 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXB13 Gene

  • GC17M046514
  • GC17M049284
  • GC17M047145
  • GC17M047278
  • GC17M044158
  • GC17M046802
  • GC17M042171

Summaries for HOXB13 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HOXB13 Gene

  • This gene encodes a transcription factor that belongs to the homeobox gene family. Genes of this family are highly conserved among vertebrates and essential for vertebrate embryonic development. This gene has been implicated to play a role in fetal skin development and cutaneous regeneration. In mice, a similar gene was shown to exhibit temporal and spatial colinearity in the main body axis of the embryo, but was not expressed in the secondary axes, which suggests functions in body patterning along the axis. This gene and other HOXB genes form a gene cluster at chromosome the 17q21-22 region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for HOXB13 Gene

HOXB13 (Homeobox B13) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB13 include Prostate Cancer and Spinal Cord Ependymoma. Among its related pathways are Regulation of Androgen receptor activity. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXD10.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB13 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.

Gene Wiki entry for HOXB13 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HOXB13 Gene

Genomics for HOXB13 Gene

Regulatory Elements for HOXB13 Gene

Enhancers for HOXB13 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around HOXB13 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for HOXB13 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around HOXB13 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for HOXB13 Gene

48,724,763 bp from pter
48,729,178 bp from pter
4,416 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for HOXB13 Gene

Genes around HOXB13 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
HOXB13 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for HOXB13 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for HOXB13 Gene

Proteins for HOXB13 Gene

  • Protein details for HOXB13 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Homeobox protein Hox-B13
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R878
    • Q96QM4
    • Q99810

    Protein attributes for HOXB13 Gene

    284 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    30676 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for HOXB13 Gene

neXtProt entry for HOXB13 Gene

Proteomics data for HOXB13 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HOXB13 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for HOXB13 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HOXB13 Gene

Domains & Families for HOXB13 Gene

Gene Families for HOXB13 Gene

Protein Domains for HOXB13 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HOXB13 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain.
  • Belongs to the Abd-B homeobox family.
  • Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain.
  • Belongs to the Abd-B homeobox family.
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Function for HOXB13 Gene

Molecular function for HOXB13 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
homeo box B13
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Sequence-specific transcription factor which is part of a developmental regulatory system that provides cells with specific positional identities on the anterior-posterior axis.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with HOXB13: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for HOXB13 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for HOXB13 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for HOXB13:

Animal Model Products

Targeted motifs for HOXB13 Gene
HOMER Transcription Factor Regulatory Elements motif HOXB13
  • Consensus sequence: TTTTATKRGG Submotif: canonical Cell Type: ProstateTumor GEO ID: GSE56288

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function and Transcription Factor Targets for HOXB13 Gene

Localization for HOXB13 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB13 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HOXB13 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HOXB13 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HOXB13 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for HOXB13 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with HOXB13: view

Pathways by source for HOXB13 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for HOXB13 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HOXB13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001525 angiogenesis IEP 17972163
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0009611 response to wounding TAS 9665387
GO:0060527 prostate epithelial cord arborization involved in prostate glandular acinus morphogenesis IEA --
GO:0060743 epithelial cell maturation involved in prostate gland development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HOXB13: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for HOXB13 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for HOXB13 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for HOXB13 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HOXB13 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(8) Additional mRNA sequences :
(118) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for HOXB13 Gene

Homeobox B13:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HOXB13 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for HOXB13 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HOXB13 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HOXB13 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for HOXB13 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Prostate (x39.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for HOXB13 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for HOXB13 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HOXB13 Gene Hs.66731

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for HOXB13 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HOXB13 Gene

Orthologs for HOXB13 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for HOXB13 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HOXB13 35
  • 89.55 (n)
  • 93.66 (a)
HOXB13 36
  • 93 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HOXB13 35
  • 85.04 (n)
  • 88.34 (a)
HOXB13 36
  • 89 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hoxb13 35
  • 87.56 (n)
  • 93.66 (a)
Hoxb13 16
Hoxb13 36
  • 93 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HOXB13 35
  • 99.53 (n)
  • 100 (a)
HOXB13 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hoxb13 35
  • 87.91 (n)
  • 94.37 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia HOXB13 36
  • 86 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia HOXB13 36
  • 80 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HOXB13 35
  • 67.06 (n)
  • 62.65 (a)
HOXB13 36
  • 58 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia HOXB13 36
  • 72 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii hoxb13a 35
  • 64.31 (n)
  • 66.17 (a)
hoxb13a 36
  • 57 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Abd-B 36
  • 15 (a)
Species with no ortholog for HOXB13:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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 squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for HOXB13 Gene

Gene Tree for HOXB13 (if available)
Gene Tree for HOXB13 (if available)

Paralogs for HOXB13 Gene

(6) SIMAP similar genes for HOXB13 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for HOXB13 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HOXB13 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs199799743 - 48,728,472(+) TCAGC(A/G)TAGGC reference, missense
rs138213197 Prostate cancer (PC) 48,728,343(+) CGCCT(C/T)CAAAG reference, missense
VAR_071867 -
VAR_071868 -
VAR_071869 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HOXB13 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv988e1 CNV Complex 17122850

Variation tolerance for HOXB13 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 25.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.00; 20.65% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for HOXB13 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB13 Gene

Disorders for HOXB13 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(7) MalaCards diseases for HOXB13 Gene - From: Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
prostate cancer
  • prostate cancer, hereditary, 5
spinal cord ependymoma
  • ependymal neoplasm of the spinal cord
spinal cord glioma
  • glial neoplasm spinal cord
myxopapillary ependymoma
  • ependymoma myxopapillary
spinal cancer
  • spinal cord cancer
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Prostate cancer (PC) [MIM:176807]: A malignancy originating in tissues of the prostate. Most prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas that develop in the acini of the prostatic ducts. Other rare histopathologic types of prostate cancer that occur in approximately 5% of patients include small cell carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, prostatic ductal carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma (basaloid), signet-ring cell carcinoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:22236224, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22714738, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23064873, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23292082, ECO:0000269 PubMed:25629170}. Note=Disease susceptibility is associated with variations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for HOXB13

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for HOXB13 Gene

Publications for HOXB13 Gene

  1. Modulation of the human homeobox genes PRX-2 and HOXB13 in scarless fetal wounds. (PMID: 9665387) Stelnicki E.J. … Largman C. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 1998) 2 3 4 67
  2. Epigenetic repression of the estrogen-regulated Homeobox B13 gene in breast cancer. (PMID: 18499701) Rodriguez B.A. … Huang T.H. (Carcinogenesis 2008) 3 23
  3. HOXB13 homeodomain protein is cytoplasmic throughout fetal skin development. (PMID: 12761847) KAPmA1ves L.G. … Largman C. (Dev. Dyn. 2003) 3 23
  4. Hoxb-13: a new Hox gene in a distant region of the HOXB cluster maintains colinearity. (PMID: 8756292) Zeltser L.M. … Heintz N. (Development 1996) 2 3
  5. Prevalence of the HOXB13 G84E germline mutation in British men and correlation with prostate cancer risk, tumour characteristics and clinical outcomes. (PMID: 25595936) Kote-Jarai Z. … Eeles R.A. (Ann. Oncol. 2015) 3

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