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Aliases for HOXB2 Gene

Aliases for HOXB2 Gene

  • Homeobox B2 2 3 5
  • Homeobox Protein Hox-2.8 3 4
  • Homeobox Protein Hox-2H 3 4
  • Homeo Box B2 2 3
  • HOX2H 3 4
  • K8 3 4
  • Homeobox Protein Hox-B2 3
  • K8 Home Protein 3
  • Homeo Box 2H 3
  • Hox-2.8 3
  • HOX2 3

External Ids for HOXB2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXB2 Gene

  • HOX2
  • HOX2H

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXB2 Gene

  • GC17M046331
  • GC17M049100
  • GC17M046962
  • GC17M047094
  • GC17M043975
  • GC17M046620
  • GC17M041989

Summaries for HOXB2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HOXB2 Gene

  • This gene is a member of the Antp homeobox family and encodes a nuclear protein with a homeobox DNA-binding domain. It is included in a cluster of homeobox B genes located on chromosome 17. The encoded protein functions as a sequence-specific transcription factor that is involved in development. Increased expression of this gene is associated with pancreatic cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for HOXB2 Gene

HOXB2 (Homeobox B2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB2 include Hypothyroidism, Thyroidal Or Athyroidal, With Spiky Hair And Cleft Palate. 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 HOXA2.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB2 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.

Gene Wiki entry for HOXB2 Gene

Additional gene information for HOXB2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HOXB2 Gene

Genomics for HOXB2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for HOXB2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for HOXB2 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH17I048538 Promoter/Enhancer 3 VISTA EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 589.8 -28.1 -28135 68.8 FEZF1 IRF4 YY1 ZNF213 ZNF143 SP3 MEF2D ZNF610 GLIS1 NBN HOXB2 HOXB3 HOXB6 HOXB4 HOXB5 PIR47329 PIR34300 UBE2Z SP2 ENSG00000264701
GH17I048491 Enhancer 1.7 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 30.4 +52.3 52332 2 PKNOX1 ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 ZNF766 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF207 ZNF143 HOXB2 SKAP1 SP2 HOXB4 MIR10A HOXB3 HOXB1 HOXB-AS1 HOXB-AS3 HOXB-AS2
GH17I048608 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 14.8 -68.4 -68443 10 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 ZNF213 ZNF207 ZNF143 HOXB8 PIR62254 HOXB7 ENSG00000263412 HOXB2 SUMO2P17 SNX11 HOXB9 CALCOCO2 SCRN2
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around HOXB2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the HOXB2 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for HOXB2 Gene

Genomic Locations for HOXB2 Gene
4,138 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for HOXB2 Gene

Genes around HOXB2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
HOXB2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for HOXB2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for HOXB2 Gene

Proteins for HOXB2 Gene

  • Protein details for HOXB2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Homeobox protein Hox-B2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • P10913
    • P17485

    Protein attributes for HOXB2 Gene

    356 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    37914 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Part of the nuclear protein complex gamma-globin promoter and enhancer binding factor (gamma-PE) composed at least by SATB1 and HOXB2.

neXtProt entry for HOXB2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for HOXB2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for HOXB2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for HOXB2 Gene

Domains & Families for HOXB2 Gene

Gene Families for HOXB2 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Transcription factors

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for HOXB2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the Antp homeobox family. Proboscipedia subfamily.
  • Belongs to the Antp homeobox family. Proboscipedia subfamily.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with HOXB2: view

Function for HOXB2 Gene

Molecular function for HOXB2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
homeo box B2(2H),homologous to mouse Hox-2.8,Drosophila pb
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Sequence-specific transcription factor which is part of a developmental regulatory system that provides cells with specific positional identities on the anterior-posterior axis.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for HOXB2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HOXB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001228 transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding IC --
GO:0003677 DNA binding IEA --
GO:0003700 DNA binding transcription factor activity IEA --
GO:0043565 sequence-specific DNA binding IDA 23332764
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HOXB2: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with HOXB2: view

Animal Models for HOXB2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for HOXB2:

miRNA for HOXB2 Gene

Clone Products

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for HOXB2 Gene

Localization for HOXB2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB2 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HOXB2 gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 5
cytosol 5

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HOXB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005654 nucleoplasm TAS --
GO:0005829 cytosol IDA --
GO:0016607 nuclear speck IDA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HOXB2: view

Pathways & Interactions for HOXB2 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with HOXB2: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HOXB2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002011 morphogenesis of an epithelial sheet IEA --
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated IEA --
GO:0006366 transcription by RNA polymerase II IEA --
GO:0007275 multicellular organism development TAS 7876223
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HOXB2: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for HOXB2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for HOXB2 Gene

(3) Additional Compounds for HOXB2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with HOXB2: view

Transcripts for HOXB2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for HOXB2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for HOXB2 Gene

Homeobox B2:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HOXB2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for HOXB2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HOXB2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for HOXB2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for HOXB2 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of HOXB2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HOXB2 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for HOXB2 Gene

  • Nervous system(2.1)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with HOXB2: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for HOXB2 Gene

Orthologs for HOXB2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for HOXB2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HOXB2 33 34
  • 99.34 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HOXB2 33 34
  • 88.11 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HOXB2 33 34
  • 88.01 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hoxb2 33 16 34
  • 82.72 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hoxb2 33
  • 82.44 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia HOXB2 34
  • 75 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia HOXB2 34
  • 56 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HOXB2 33 34
  • 68.91 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia HOXB2 34
  • 57 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia hoxb2 33
  • 64.55 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii hoxb2a 33 34
  • 63.38 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta pb 34
  • 15 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 50 (a)
Species where no ortholog for HOXB2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for HOXB2 Gene

Gene Tree for HOXB2 (if available)
Gene Tree for HOXB2 (if available)

Paralogs for HOXB2 Gene

Paralogs for HOXB2 Gene

(2) SIMAP similar genes for HOXB2 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with HOXB2: view

Variants for HOXB2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HOXB2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000535670 -- 48,545,898(-) T/TT upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000896268 -- 48,545,853(-) G/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1001596513 -- 48,546,663(-) G/A/C upstream_transcript_variant
rs1002799671 -- 48,542,469(-) T/C downstream_transcript_variant
rs1002863760 -- 48,545,198(-) C/G upstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HOXB2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv369n27 CNV loss 19166990
dgv5676n54 CNV loss 21841781
esv2758694 CNV gain 17122850
nsv833469 CNV loss 17160897
nsv833471 CNV gain 17160897
nsv953922 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for HOXB2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 68.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.65; 45.72% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for HOXB2 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXB2 Gene

Disorders for HOXB2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for HOXB2 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hypothyroidism, thyroidal or athyroidal, with spiky hair and cleft palate
  • bamforth-lazarus syndrome
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search HOXB2 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for HOXB2

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with HOXB2: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for HOXB2 Gene

Publications for HOXB2 Gene

  1. Genome-wide association study reveals multiple loci associated with primary tooth development during infancy. (PMID: 20195514) Pillas D … Jarvelin MR (PLoS genetics 2010) 3 22 44 58
  2. The gammaPE complex contains both SATB1 and HOXB2 and has positive and negative roles in human gamma-globin gene regulation. (PMID: 10595394) Case SS … Lloyd JA (DNA and cell biology 1999) 3 4 22 58
  3. Transcription factor GATA-1 regulates human HOXB2 gene expression in erythroid cells. (PMID: 7876223) Vieille-Grosjean I … Huber P (The Journal of biological chemistry 1995) 3 4 22 58
  4. Evaluation of candidate stromal epithelial cross-talk genes identifies association between risk of serous ovarian cancer and TERT, a cancer susceptibility "hot-spot". (PMID: 20628624) Johnatty SE … Australian Cancer Study (Ovarian Cancer) (PLoS genetics 2010) 3 44 58
  5. HOXB2 as a novel prognostic indicator for stage I lung adenocarcinomas. (PMID: 17805056) Inamura K … Ishikawa Y (Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2007) 3 22 58

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