Aliases for MEOX2 Gene
External Ids for MEOX2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MEOX2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MEOX2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a subfamily of non-clustered, diverged, antennapedia-like homeobox-containing genes. The encoded protein may play a role in the regulation of vertebrate limb myogenesis. Mutations in the related mouse protein may be associated with craniofacial and/or skeletal abnormalities, in addition to neurovascular dysfunction observed in Alzheimer's disease. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MEOX2 Gene
MEOX2 (Mesenchyme Homeobox 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MEOX2 include Female Stress Incontinence and Cleft Palate With Or Without Ankyloglossia, X-Linked. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is MEOX1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MEOX2 Gene
Mesodermal transcription factor that plays a key role in somitogenesis and is required for sclerotome development (By similarity). Activates expression of CDKN1A and CDKN2A in endothelial cells, acting as a regulator of vascular cell proliferation. While it activates CDKN1A in a DNA-dependent manner, it activates CDKN2A in a DNA-independent manner (PubMed:22206000). May have a regulatory role when quiescent vascular smooth muscle cells reenter the cell cycle.