homeobox

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homeobox

[′hō·mē·ə‚bäks]
(cell and molecular biology)
A highly conserved sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that occurs in the coding region of development-controlling regulatory genes and codes for a protein domain that is similar in structure to certain DNA-binding proteins and is thought to be involved in the control of gene expression during morphogenesis and development.
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White-opaque switching in Candida albicans is controlled by mating-type locus homeodomain proteins and allows efficient mating.
The polymorphism in the caudal-related homeodomain protein Cdx-2 binding element in the human vitamin D receptor gene.
One fragment (1 out of 40 clones) predicted a homeodomain protein that was highly homologous to a POU class VI homeodomain gene product recently identified in man (6): retina-derived POU factor-1 (RPF-1).
Selleri researches the developmental contributions of human proto-oncogenes with a focus on the biological functions of Pbx1, a homeodomain protein originally identified as the product of an oncogene in childhood leukemias.