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Genes, Homeobox

"Genes, Homeobox" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Genes that encode highly conserved TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS that control positional identity of cells (BODY PATTERNING) and MORPHOGENESIS throughout development. Their sequences contain a 180 nucleotide sequence designated the homeobox, so called because mutations of these genes often results in homeotic transformations, in which one body structure replaces another. The proteins encoded by homeobox genes are called HOMEODOMAIN PROTEINS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Genes, Homeobox" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Genes, Homeobox" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 209 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 1994 and 1996 and 1998 and 2003
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