Aliases for LHX6 Gene
External Ids for LHX6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LHX6 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a large protein family that contains the LIM domain, a unique cysteine-rich zinc-binding domain. The encoded protein has tandem LIM domains as well as a DNA-binding homeodomain. The protein functions as a transcription factor involved in embryogenesis and head development and is highly expressed in neural crest derived mesenchyme cells. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2017]
GeneCards Summary for LHX6 Gene
LHX6 (LIM Homeobox 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LHX6 include Cleft Palate, Isolated and Tooth Agenesis. 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 LHX8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LHX6 Gene
Probable transcription factor required for the expression of a subset of genes involved in interneurons migration and development. Functions in the specification of cortical interneuron subtypes and in the migration of GABAergic interneuron precursors from the subpallium to the cerebral cortex (By similarity).