Aliases for HOXA5 Gene
External Ids for HOXA5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXA5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXA5 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. Methylation of this gene may result in the loss of its expression and, since the encoded protein upregulates the tumor suppressor p53, this protein may play an important role in tumorigenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXA5 Gene
HOXA5 (Homeobox A5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXA5 include Embryonal Carcinoma and Breast Cancer. 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 HOXB5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HOXA5 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. Also binds to its own promoter. Binds specifically to the motif 5'-CYYNATTA[TG]Y-3'.