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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The genes that were more highly expressed in carcinomas treated with androgen ablation agents included those encoding AR and steroid biosynthetic enzymes, as well as a suite of genes that have been previously shown to be targets of AR or have been implicated as being regulated by it, including the gene encoding PSA (kallikrein-related peptidase 3), KLK3, and KLK2, as well as DBI, FASN, IL6, SERPINB5, TGFBR3, TMPRSS2, TUBA1, HOXC6, TRG ,and FOLH1.