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Aliases for PRRX2 Gene

Aliases for PRRX2 Gene

  • Paired Related Homeobox 2 2 3 5
  • Paired-Related Homeobox Protein 2 3 4
  • PRX-2 3 4
  • PRX2 3 4
  • PMX2 3 4
  • Paired-Like Homeodomain Protein PRX2 3
  • Paired Mesoderm Homeobox Protein 2 3
  • Testicular Tissue Protein Li 148 3
  • Testicular Tissue Protein Li 160 3

External Ids for PRRX2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PRRX2 Gene

  • GC09P127803
  • GC09P129507
  • GC09P131467
  • GC09P132427
  • GC09P102027

Summaries for PRRX2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PRRX2 Gene

  • The DNA-associated protein encoded by this gene is a member of the paired family of homeobox proteins. Expression is localized to proliferating fetal fibroblasts and the developing dermal layer, with downregulated expression in adult skin. Increases in expression of this gene during fetal but not adult wound healing suggest a possible role in mechanisms that control mammalian dermal regeneration and prevent formation of scar response to wounding. The expression patterns provide evidence consistent with a role in fetal skin development and a possible role in cellular proliferation. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PRRX2 Gene

PRRX2 (Paired Related Homeobox 2) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is PRRX1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PRRX2 Gene

  • May play a role in the scarless healing of cutaneous wounds during the first two trimesters of development.

Gene Wiki entry for PRRX2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PRRX2 Gene

Genomics for PRRX2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PRRX2 Gene

Enhancers for PRRX2 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH09G129693 1.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 22.3 +34.0 33954 11.8 ATF1 ARNT E2F7 SIN3A YBX1 GLIS2 ZNF207 FOS ZNF263 SP3 PRRX2 ASB6 ENSG00000234789 PTGES TOR1A C9orf78 USP20 C9orf50 PIR44517 PRRX2-AS1
GH09G129724 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 15.8 +60.5 60493 2.7 HDAC1 RB1 CREB3L1 BRCA1 ZNF2 RAD21 RFX5 GLIS2 ZNF143 ZMIZ1 PRRX2 PTGES TOR1B ASB6 ENSG00000234789 TOR1A USP20 C9orf78 C9orf50 PRRX2-AS1
GH09G129776 2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.8 +111.8 111835 2.5 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARNT FEZF1 ZNF2 ZNF766 ZNF143 FOS DEK TOR1B C9orf78 TOR1A PRRX2-AS1 PRRX2 ENSG00000234789 ASB6 USP20 C9orf50 NTMT1
GH09G129623 1.7 FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 12.8 -38.9 -38917 6.7 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 AGO1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF143 PRRX2 ENSG00000234055 SPOUT1 NTMT1 C9orf50 C9orf106 TOR1B PIR42254
GH09G129789 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE 11.2 +124.9 124891 1.1 HNRNPUL1 PKNOX1 MLX CREB3L1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A YBX1 ZNF2 SLC30A9 C9orf78 TOR1A PRRX2-AS1 ASB6 ENSG00000234789 PRRX2 USP20 TOR1B UBE2V1P4
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around PRRX2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for PRRX2 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000242054 59 1401 KLF1 ZNF777 SUZ12 KLF17 RBBP5 ZIC2 ZFHX2 POLR2A EGR1 PATZ1

Genomic Location for PRRX2 Gene

129,665,641 bp from pter
129,722,674 bp from pter
57,034 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PRRX2 Gene

Genes around PRRX2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
PRRX2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for PRRX2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for PRRX2 Gene

Proteins for PRRX2 Gene

  • Protein details for PRRX2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Paired mesoderm homeobox protein 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5SZB5
    • Q9UIB3

    Protein attributes for PRRX2 Gene

    253 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27079 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for PRRX2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PRRX2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for PRRX2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for PRRX2 Gene

Domains & Families for PRRX2 Gene

Gene Families for PRRX2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for PRRX2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the paired homeobox family.
  • Belongs to the paired homeobox family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with PRRX2: view

Function for PRRX2 Gene

Molecular function for PRRX2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in the scarless healing of cutaneous wounds during the first two trimesters of development.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PRRX2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003700 transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding NAS 11063257
GO:0043565 sequence-specific DNA binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PRRX2: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with PRRX2: view

Animal Models for PRRX2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for PRRX2:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

miRNA for PRRX2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target PRRX2

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for PRRX2 Gene

Localization for PRRX2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PRRX2 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PRRX2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PRRX2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PRRX2: view

Pathways & Interactions for PRRX2 Gene

SuperPathways for PRRX2 Gene

No Data Available

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PRRX2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated NAS 9665387
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with PRRX2: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for PRRX2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for PRRX2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for PRRX2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for PRRX2 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for PRRX2 Gene

Paired related homeobox 2:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PRRX2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for PRRX2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for PRRX2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for PRRX2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PRRX2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Artery - Aorta (x7.2).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of PRRX2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PRRX2 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PRRX2 Gene:

Tissue specificity: In fetal skin, highest expression found in cells of mesodermal origin within the dermal papilla of the developing hair shaft. Not detected in epidermis or dermis. In adult skin, weakly expressed within the basal layers of the epidermis. Not expressed in dermis.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with PRRX2: view

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No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for PRRX2 Gene

Orthologs for PRRX2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for PRRX2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PRRX2 34 35
  • 99.74 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PRRX2 34 35
  • 90.39 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PRRX2 34 35
  • 89.19 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Prrx2 34 16 35
  • 85.09 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Prrx2 34
  • 84.95 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PRRX2 35
  • 77 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PRRX2 34 35
  • 78.44 (n)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia prrx2 34
  • 67.28 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii phox2ba 35
  • 36 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG9876 35
  • 29 (a)
Species where no ortholog for PRRX2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for PRRX2 Gene

Gene Tree for PRRX2 (if available)
Gene Tree for PRRX2 (if available)

Paralogs for PRRX2 Gene

Paralogs for PRRX2 Gene

(10) SIMAP similar genes for PRRX2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with PRRX2: view

Variants for PRRX2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PRRX2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000022897 -- 129,702,490(+) GTGTG(G/T)ATATT intron-variant
rs1000029259 -- 129,707,511(+) CCGGG(C/T)GCGGT intron-variant
rs1000042261 -- 129,672,351(+) GCCTC(A/G)CTGGA intron-variant
rs1000086474 -- 129,703,711(+) CTTCT(C/T)GCCTC intron-variant
rs1000089438 -- 129,718,569(+) CTCTC(A/G)TACCC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PRRX2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1511e214 CNV gain 21293372
esv3621839 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1046477 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1137671 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv466589 CNV loss 19166990
nsv469901 CNV loss 18288195
nsv472169 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv615496 CNV loss 21841781
nsv615497 CNV loss 21841781
nsv951785 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for PRRX2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 58.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.99; 20.33% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for PRRX2 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PRRX2 Gene

Disorders for PRRX2 Gene

Relevant External Links for PRRX2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for PRRX2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for PRRX2 Gene

Publications for PRRX2 Gene

  1. Human PRRX1 and PRRX2 genes: cloning, expression, genomic localization, and exclusion as disease genes for Nager syndrome. (PMID: 11063257) Norris R.A. … Kern M.J. (Mamm. Genome 2000) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. 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) 3 4 22 64
  3. Maternal genes and facial clefts in offspring: a comprehensive search for genetic associations in two population-based cleft studies from Scandinavia. (PMID: 20634891) Jugessur A. … Murray J.C. (PLoS ONE 2010) 3 46 64
  4. Web-based, participant-driven studies yield novel genetic associations for common traits. (PMID: 20585627) Eriksson N. … Mountain J. (PLoS Genet. 2010) 3 46 64
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4 64

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