Aliases for HOXC13 Gene
External Ids for HOXC13 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXC13 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXC13 Gene
This gene belongs to the homeobox family of genes. The homeobox genes encode a highly conserved family of transcription factors that play an important role in morphogenesis in all multicellular organisms. Mammals possess four similar homeobox gene clusters, HOXA, HOXB, HOXC and HOXD, which are located on different chromosomes and consist of 9 to 11 genes arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12. The product of this gene may play a role in the development of hair, nail, and filiform papilla. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXC13 Gene
HOXC13 (Homeobox C13) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXC13 include Ectodermal Dysplasia 9, Hair/Nail Type and Ectodermal Dysplasia 4, Hair/Nail Type. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXA13.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXC13 Gene
Transcription factor which plays a role in hair follicle differentiation. Regulates FOXQ1 expression and that of other hair-specific genes (By similarity).