Aliases for HOXC6 Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for HOXC6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXC6 Gene
This gene belongs to the homeobox family, members of which 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, HOXC6, is one of several HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12. Three genes, HOXC5, HOXC4 and HOXC6, share a 5' non-coding exon. Transcripts may include the shared exon spliced to the gene-specific exons, or they may include only the gene-specific exons. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for HOXC6. Transcript variant two includes the shared exon, and transcript variant one includes only gene-specific exons. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXC6 Gene
HOXC6 (Homeobox C6) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and transcription corepressor activity. An important paralog of this gene is HOXA6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HOXC6 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.