HOXC5

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Homeobox C5
Identifiers
Symbols HOXC5 ; CP11; HOX3; HOX3D
External IDs OMIM142973 MGI96196 HomoloGene41296 GeneCards: HOXC5 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3222 15424
Ensembl ENSG00000273046 ENSMUSG00000022485
UniProt Q00444 P32043
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_018953 NM_175730
RefSeq (protein) NP_061826 NP_783857
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
54.43 – 54.43 Mb
Chr 15:
102.97 – 103.02 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Homeobox protein Hox-C5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HOXC5 gene.[1][2][3]

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, HOXC5, 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 have been described for HOXC5. The transcript variant which includes the shared exon apparently doesn't encode a protein. The protein-coding transcript variant contains gene-specific exons only.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAlpine PJ, Shows TB (Aug 1990). "Nomenclature for human homeobox genes". Genomics 7 (3): 460. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(90)90186-X. PMID 1973146. 
  2. ^ Scott MP (Dec 1992). "Vertebrate homeobox gene nomenclature". Cell 71 (4): 551–3. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(92)90588-4. PMID 1358459. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: HOXC5 homeobox C5". 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.