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Homeobox A11
Symbols HOXA11 ; HOX1; HOX1I
External IDs OMIM142958 MGI96172 HomoloGene4033 GeneCards: HOXA11 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3207 15396
Ensembl ENSG00000005073 ENSMUSG00000038210
UniProt P31270 P31311
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_005523 NM_010450
RefSeq (protein) NP_005514 NP_034580
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
27.22 – 27.22 Mb
Chr 6:
52.24 – 52.25 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Homeobox protein Hox-A11 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HOXA11 gene.[1][2][3]

In vertebrates, the genes encoding the class of transcription factors called homeobox genes are found in clusters named A, B, C, and D on four separate chromosomes. Expression of these proteins is spatially and temporally regulated during embryonic development. This gene is part of the A cluster on chromosome 7 and encodes a DNA-binding transcription factor which may regulate gene expression, morphogenesis, and differentiation. This gene is involved in the regulation of uterine development and is required for female fertility. Mutations in this gene can cause radio-ulnar synostosis with amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia.[3]

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  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: HOXA11 homeobox A11". 

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