homeodomain

SYN: homeobox.

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ho·meo·do·main -dō-.mān n a domain in a protein that is encoded for by a homeobox, that consists of about 60 amino acid residues which are usu. similar from one such domain to another, and that recognizes and binds to specific DNA sequences in genes regulated by the homeotic gene

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ho·meo·do·main (hoґme-o-do-mān″) a DNA-binding domain of approximately 60 amino acids with a helix-turn-helix motif, first identified as being encoded by the homeobox sequence of homeotic genes, but since then also found in other transcription factors.

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  • HIPK2 — Homeodomain interacting protein kinase 2, also known as HIPK2, is a human gene. PBB Summary section title = summary text = HIPK2 is a conserved serine/threonine nuclear kinase that interacts with homeodomain transcription factors. [supplied by… …   Wikipedia

  • HIPK1 — Homeodomain interacting protein kinase 1, also known as HIPK1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: HIPK1 homeodomain interacting protein kinase 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView… …   Wikipedia

  • HOPX — Homeodomain only protein, also known as HOP, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: HOP homeodomain only protein| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=84525| accessdate = ] PBB Summary… …   Wikipedia

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