Aliases for DLX4 Gene
External Ids for DLX4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DLX4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DLX4 Gene
Many vertebrate homeo box-containing genes have been identified on the basis of their sequence similarity with Drosophila developmental genes. Members of the Dlx gene family contain a homeobox that is related to that of Distal-less (Dll), a gene expressed in the head and limbs of the developing fruit fly. The Distal-less (Dlx) family of genes comprises at least 6 different members, DLX1-DLX6. The DLX proteins are postulated to play a role in forebrain and craniofacial development. Three transcript variants have been described for this gene, however, the full length nature of one variant has not been described. Studies of the two splice variants revealed that one encoded isoform functions as a repressor of the beta-globin gene while the other isoform lacks that function. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DLX4 Gene
DLX4 (Distal-Less Homeobox 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DLX4 include Orofacial Cleft 15 and Cleft Lip/Palate. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is DLX6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DLX4 Gene
May play a role in determining the production of hemoglobin S. May act as a repressor. During embryonic development, plays a role in palatogenesis.