Aliases for HOXB8 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HOXB8 Gene
This gene is a member of the Antp homeobox family and encodes a nuclear protein with a homeobox DNA-binding domain. It is included in a cluster of homeobox B genes located on chromosome 17. The encoded protein functions as a sequence-specific transcription factor that is involved in development. Increased expression of this gene is associated with colorectal cancer. Mice that have had the murine ortholog of this gene knocked out exhibit an excessive pathologic grooming behavior. This behavior is similar to the behavior of humans suffering from the obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder trichotillomania. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXB8 Gene
HOXB8 (Homeobox B8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB8 include colorectal cancer and trichotillomania. 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 HOXA7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB8 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