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Homeobox C12
Symbols HOXC12 ; HOC3F; HOX3; HOX3F
External IDs OMIM142975 HomoloGene7769 GeneCards: HOXC12 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3228 15421
Ensembl ENSG00000123407 ENSMUSG00000050328
UniProt P31275 Q8K5B8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_173860 NM_010463
RefSeq (protein) NP_776272 NP_034593
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
53.95 – 53.96 Mb
Chr 15:
102.94 – 102.94 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Homeobox C12 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HOXC12 gene.[1]

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 is one of several homeobox HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: Homeobox C12". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

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