Aliases for VENTX Gene
External Ids for VENTX Gene
Previous Symbols for VENTX Gene
This gene encodes a member of the Vent family of homeodomain proteins. The encoded protein may function as a transcriptional repressor and be involved in mesodermal patterning and hemopoietic stem cell maintenance. Multiple pseudogenes exist for this gene. A transcribed pseudogene located on chromosome X may lead to antigen production in certain melanomas. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for VENTX Gene
VENTX (VENT Homeobox) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is DLX5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for VENTX Gene
May be involved in ventralization