SOX21 | definition of SOX21 by Medical dictionary
SOX21 A gene on chromosome 13q31-q32 that encodes a family of DNA-binding proteins containing a HMG (high mobility group) domain that shares 50+% sequence identity with the DNA-binding HMG box of the SRY protein.
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The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss.
The Sox21 gene has in the past been shown to be linked to the formation of nerve cells, but the Japanese study was the first to indicate its function in ensuring hair retention, she said by telephone.