Aliases for HOXA4 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXA4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXA4 Gene
In vertebrates, the genes encoding the class of transcription factors called homeobox genes are found in clusters named A, B, C, and D on four separate chromosomes. Expression of these proteins is spatially and temporally regulated during embryonic development. This gene is part of the A cluster on chromosome 7 and encodes a DNA-binding transcription factor which may regulate gene expression, morphogenesis, and differentiation. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXA4 Gene
HOXA4 (Homeobox A4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXA4 include Athabaskan Brainstem Dysgenesis Syndrome and Hypospadias. Among its related pathways are Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3 and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXB4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HOXA4 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. Binds to sites in the 5'-flanking sequence of its coding region with various affinities. The consensus sequences of the high and low affinity binding sites are 5'-TAATGA[CG]-3' and 5'-CTAATTTT-3'.