Aliases for HOXB9 Gene
External Ids for HOXB9 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXB9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXB9 Gene
This gene is a member of the Abd-B homeobox family and encodes a protein with a homeobox DNA-binding domain. It is included in a cluster of homeobox B genes located on chromosome 17. The encoded nuclear protein functions as a sequence-specific transcription factor that is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation. Increased expression of this gene is associated with some cases of leukemia, prostate cancer and lung cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXB9 Gene
HOXB9 (Homeobox B9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXB9 include Lung Cancer and Prostate Cancer. Among its related pathways are Cyclins and Cell Cycle Regulation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXC9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HOXB9 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.