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Iroquois homeobox 6
Symbols IRX6 ; IRX-3; IRX7; IRXB3
External IDs OMIM606196 MGI1927642 HomoloGene41481 GeneCards: IRX6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79190 64379
Ensembl ENSG00000159387 ENSMUSG00000031738
UniProt P78412 Q9ER75
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_024335 NM_001301137
RefSeq (protein) NP_077311 NP_001288066
Location (UCSC) Chr 16:
55.32 – 55.33 Mb
Chr 8:
92.67 – 92.68 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Iroquois-class homeodomain protein IRX-6, also known as Iroquois homeobox protein 6, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IRX6 gene.[1][2]


IRX6 is a member of the Iroquois homeobox gene family. Members of this family appear to play multiple roles during pattern formation of vertebrate embryos.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: iroquois homeobox 6". 
  2. ^ Ogura K, Matsumoto K, Kuroiwa A, Isobe T, Otoguro T, Jurecic V, Baldini A, Matsuda Y, Ogura T (2001). "Cloning and chromosome mapping of human and chicken Iroquois (IRX) genes". Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 92 (3–4): 320–5. doi:10.1159/000056921. PMID 11435706. 

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