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Related to homeobox gene: Hox gene
One of a group of genes with a characteristic sequence of nucleotides coding an amino acid sequence that functions in binding to DNA. Homeobox genes are involved in the formation of bodily segmentation during embryologic development.
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Any transcription factor that regulates the growth, differentiation, replication, and movement of cells in the body. These genes influence both normal and abnormal embyological development and the development or suppression of malignant tumors.
See also: gene
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