Aliases for PAX9 Gene
External Ids for PAX9 Gene
This gene is a member of the paired box (PAX) family of transcription factors. Members of this gene family typically contain a paired box domain, an octapeptide, and a paired-type homeodomain. These genes play critical roles during fetal development and cancer growth. The specific function of the paired box 9 gene is unknown but it may involve development of stratified squamous epithelia as well as various organs and skeletal elements. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PAX9 Gene
PAX9 (Paired Box 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAX9 include tooth agenesis, selective, 3 and anodontia. Among its related pathways are TGF-beta/Smad Signaling. An important paralog of this gene is PAX4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PAX9 Gene
Transcription factor required for normal development of thymus, parathyroid glands, ultimobranchial bodies, teeth, skeletal elements of skull and larynx as well as distal limbs.