Aliases for CDX2 Gene
External Ids for CDX2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CDX2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDX2 Gene
This gene is a member of the caudal-related homeobox transcription factor gene family. The encoded protein is a major regulator of intestine-specific genes involved in cell growth an differentiation. This protein also plays a role in early embryonic development of the intestinal tract. Aberrant expression of this gene is associated with intestinal inflammation and tumorigenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for CDX2 Gene
CDX2 (Caudal Type Homeobox 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDX2 include Sirenomelia and Sacral Defect With Anterior Meningocele. Among its related pathways are Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Pathways and Lineage-specific Markers and Preimplantation Embryo. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and transcription corepressor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CDX1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CDX2 Gene
Involved in the transcriptional regulation of multiple genes expressed in the intestinal epithelium. Important in broad range of functions from early differentiation to maintenance of the intestinal epithelial lining of both the small and large intestine. Binds preferentially to methylated DNA (PubMed:28473536).