Forkhead box C1

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Forkhead box C1
Protein FOXC1 PDB 1d5v.png
PDB rendering based on 1d5v.
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External IDs OMIM601090 MGI1347466 HomoloGene20373 GeneCards: FOXC1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 2296 17300
Ensembl ENSG00000054598 ENSMUSG00000050295
UniProt Q12948 Q61572
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001453 NM_008592
RefSeq (protein) NP_001444 NP_032618
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
1.61 – 1.61 Mb
Chr 13:
31.81 – 31.81 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Forkhead box C1, also known as FOXC1, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the FOXC1 gene.[1][2][3]


This gene belongs to the forkhead family of transcription factors which is characterized by a distinct DNA-binding fork head domain. The specific function of this gene has not yet been determined; however, it has been shown to play a role in the regulation of embryonic and ocular development. Mutations in this gene cause various glaucoma phenotypes including primary congenital glaucoma, autosomal dominant iridogoniodysgenesis anomaly, and Axenfeld-Rieger anomaly.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: FOXC1 forkhead box C1". 
  2. ^ Pierrou S, Hellqvist M, Samuelsson L, Enerbäck S, Carlsson P (Oct 1994). "Cloning and characterization of seven human forkhead proteins: binding site specificity and DNA bending". The EMBO Journal 13 (20): 5002–12. PMC 395442. PMID 7957066. 
  3. ^ Nishimura DY, Swiderski RE, Alward WL, Searby CC, Patil SR, Bennet SR, Kanis AB, Gastier JM, Stone EM, Sheffield VC (Jun 1998). "The forkhead transcription factor gene FKHL7 is responsible for glaucoma phenotypes which map to 6p25". Nature Genetics 19 (2): 140–7. doi:10.1038/493. PMID 9620769. 

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