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Empty spiracles homeobox 2
Symbol EMX2
External IDs OMIM600035 MGI95388 HomoloGene3023 GeneCards: EMX2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 2018 13797
Ensembl ENSG00000170370 ENSMUSG00000043969
UniProt Q04743 Q04744
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001165924 NM_010132
RefSeq (protein) NP_001159396 NP_034262
Location (UCSC) Chr 10:
117.54 – 117.55 Mb
Chr 19:
59.46 – 59.47 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Homeobox protein Emx2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EMX2 gene.[1][2]


The homeodomain transcription factor EMX2 is critical for central nervous system and urogenital development. EMX1 (MIM 600034) and EMX2 are related to the 'empty spiracles' gene expressed in the developing Drosophila head.[supplied by OMIM][2]

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  1. ^ Kastury K, Druck T, Huebner K, Barletta C, Acampora D, Simeone A, Faiella A, Boncinelli E (Dec 1994). "Chromosome locations of human EMX and OTX genes". Genomics 22 (1): 41–5. doi:10.1006/geno.1994.1343. PMID 7959790. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: EMX2 empty spiracles homeobox 2". 

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