FOXA2

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FOXA2

A gene on chromosome 20p11 that encodes a member of the forkhead class of DNA-binding proteins, hepatocyte nuclear factors, which are transcription activators for liver-specific transcripts—e.g., albumin and transthyretin—and interact with chromatin. Homologues in mice have roles in regulating metabolism and differentiation of the pancreas and liver.