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NK6 homeobox 1
Symbols NKX6-1 ; NKX6.1; NKX6A
External IDs OMIM602563 MGI1206039 HomoloGene4495 GeneCards: NKX6-1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 4825 18096
Ensembl ENSG00000163623 ENSMUSG00000035187
UniProt P78426 Q99MA9
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_006168 NM_144955
RefSeq (protein) NP_006159 NP_659204
Location (UCSC) Chr 4:
84.49 – 84.5 Mb
Chr 5:
101.66 – 101.66 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Homeobox protein Nkx-6.1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NKX6-1 gene.[1][2]


In the pancreas, NKX6.1 is required for the development of beta cells and is a potent bifunctional transcription regulator that binds to AT-rich sequences within the promoter region of target genes.[2]


  1. ^ Inoue H, Rudnick A, German MS, Veile R, Donis-Keller H, Permutt MA (March 1997). "Isolation, characterization, and chromosomal mapping of the human Nkx6.1 gene (NKX6A), a new pancreatic islet homeobox gene". Genomics 40 (2): 367–70. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4568. PMID 9119408. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: NK6 homeobox 1". 

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