Aliases for NKX2-6 Gene
External Ids for NKX2-6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NKX2-6 Gene
This gene encodes a homeobox-containing protein that belongs to the NK-2 homeobox family. This protein is a vertebrate homolog of Drosophila homeobox-containing protein called 'tinman', which has been shown to be essential for development of the heart-like dorsal vessel. In conjunction with related gene, NKX2-5, this gene may play a role in both pharyngeal and cardiac embryonic development. Mutations in this gene are associated with persistent truncus arteriosus.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for NKX2-6 Gene
NKX2-6 (NK2 Homeobox 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NKX2-6 include Conotruncal Heart Malformations and Familial Atrial Fibrillation. 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 NKX2-3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NKX2-6 Gene
Acts as a transcriptional activator (PubMed:15649947). In conjunction with NKX2-5, may play a role in both pharyngeal and cardiac embryonic development.