Aliases for HOXC11 Gene
External Ids for HOXC11 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXC11 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXC11 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, which are located on different chromosomes and consist of 9 to 11 genes arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12. The product of this gene binds to a promoter element of the lactase-phlorizin hydrolase. It also may play a role in early intestinal development. An alternatively spliced variant encoding a shorter isoform has been described but its full-length nature has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXC11 Gene
HOXC11 (Homeobox C11) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXC11 include Childhood Type Dermatomyositis. Among its related pathways are Mesodermal Commitment Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding and transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXA11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXC11 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. Binds to a promoter element of the lactase-phlorizin hydrolase gene.