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Aliases SOX8, SRY-box 8
External IDs MGI: 98370 HomoloGene: 7950 GeneCards: SOX8
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 16 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 16 (human)[1]
Chromosome 16 (human)
Genomic location for SOX8
Genomic location for SOX8
Band 16p13.3 Start 981,808 bp[1]
End 986,979 bp[1]
Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 16: 0.98 – 0.99 Mb Chr 16: 25.57 – 25.57 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Transcription factor SOX-8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SOX8 gene.[5][6][7]

This gene encodes a member of the SOX (SRY-related HMG-box) family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of the cell fate. The encoded protein may act as a transcriptional activator after forming a protein complex with other proteins. This protein may be involved in brain development and function. Haploinsufficiency for this protein may contribute to the mental retardation found in haemoglobin H-related mental retardation (ATR-16 syndrome).[7]

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  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000005513 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000024176 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ Pfeifer D, Poulat F, Holinski-Feder E, Kooy F, Scherer G (Apr 2000). "The SOX8 gene is located within 700 kb of the tip of chromosome 16p and is deleted in a patient with ATR-16 syndrome". Genomics. 63 (1): 108–16. PMID 10662550. doi:10.1006/geno.1999.6060. 
  6. ^ Schepers GE, Bullejos M, Hosking BM, Koopman P (Apr 2000). "Cloning and characterisation of the Sry-related transcription factor gene Sox8". Nucleic Acids Res. 28 (6): 1473–80. PMC 111037Freely accessible. PMID 10684944. doi:10.1093/nar/28.6.1473. 
  7. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: SOX8 SRY (sex determining region Y)-box 8". 

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