NKX3-2

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NKX3-2
Identifiers
Aliases NKX3-2, NK3 homeobox 2, BAPX1, NKX3.2, NKX3B, SMMD
External IDs MGI: 108015 HomoloGene: 68168 GeneCards: 579
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001189

NM_007524

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001180.1

NP_031550.2

Location (UCSC) Chr 4: 13.54 – 13.55 Mb Chr 5: 41.76 – 41.76 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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NK3 homeobox 2 also known as NKX3-2 is a human gene. It is a homolog of bagpipe(bap) in Drosophila and therefore also known as Bapx1 (bagpipe homeobox homolog 1) . The protein encoded by this gene is a homeo domain containing transcription factor.[3]

Function[edit]

NKX3-2 plays a role in the development of the skeleton.[4] Nkx3-2 in mice also regulates patterning in the middle ear.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Yoshiura KI, Murray JC (October 1997). "Sequence and chromosomal assignment of human BAPX1, a bagpipe-related gene, to 4p16.1: a candidate gene for skeletal dysplasia". Genomics. 45 (2): 425–8. doi:10.1006/geno.1997.4926. PMID 9344671. 
  4. ^ Lettice L, Hecksher-Sørensen J, Hill R (2001). "The role of Bapx1 (Nkx3.2) in the development and evolution of the axial skeleton". J. Anat. 199 (Pt 1–2): 181–7. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7580.2008.00944.x. PMC 1594973free to read. PMID 11523821. 
  5. ^ Tucker AS, Watson RP, Lettice LA, Yamada G, Hill RE (2004). "Bapx1 regulates patterning in the middle ear: altered regulatory role in the transition from the proximal jaw during vertebrate evolution". Development. 131 (6): 1235–1245. doi:10.1242/dev.01017. PMID 14973294. 

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