Aliases for HOXC4 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HOXC4 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, HOXC4, is one of several homeobox 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. Two alternatively spliced variants that encode the same protein have been described for HOXC4. Transcript variant one includes the shared exon, and transcript variant two includes only gene-specific exons. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HOXC4 Gene
HOXC4 (Homeobox C4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HOXC4 include Oculoauricular Syndrome and Ichthyosis, Congenital, Autosomal Recessive 11. Among its related pathways are Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3 and Developmental Biology. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and HMG box domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is HOXB4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HOXC4 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.