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Forkhead box protein J1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FOXJ1 gene.[1] It has been shown that this gene is a transcription factor involved in ciliogenesis.[2]

Forkhead box J1
Symbols FOXJ1 ; FKHL13; HFH-4; HFH4
External IDs OMIM602291 MGI1347474 HomoloGene1117 GeneCards: FOXJ1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 2302 15223
Ensembl ENSG00000129654 ENSMUSG00000034227
UniProt Q92949 Q61660
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001454 NM_008240
RefSeq (protein) NP_001445 NP_032266
Location (UCSC) Chr 17:
76.14 – 76.14 Mb
Chr 11:
116.33 – 116.34 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]


This gene encodes a member of the forkhead family of transcription factors. Similar genes in zebrafish and mouse have been shown to regulate the transcription of genes that control the production of motile cilia. The mouse ortholog also functions in the determination of left-right asymmetry.[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

Polymorphisms in this gene are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and allergic rhinitis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Entrez Gene: forkhead box J1". 
  2. ^ Yu X, Ng CP, Habacher H, Roy S (December 2008). "Foxj1 transcription factors are master regulators of the motile ciliogenic program". Nat. Genet. 40 (12): 1445–53. doi:10.1038/ng.263. PMID 19011630. 

Further reading[edit]

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