Protein Name homeobox C8
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 3224
Gene Symbol


UniProt P31273 (HXC8_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 560
Total Number of Articles : 382

homeobox C8

Gene Summary

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. The product of this gene may play a role in the regulation of cartilage differentiation. It could also be involved in chondrodysplasias or other cartilage disorders. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • homeobox protein Hox-C8
  • Hox-3.1, mouse, homolog of
  • homeo box 3A
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