Aliases for HOXB2 Gene
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Previous Symbols for HOXB2 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 pancreatic cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXB2 Gene
HOXB2 (Homeobox B2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB2 include pancreatic cancer and bamforth-lazarus syndrome. 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 EVX1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB2 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.