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HOXC8 homeobox C8 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 3224, updated on 5-Nov-2017
Official Symbol
HOXC8provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
homeobox C8provided by HGNC
Primary source
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000037965 MIM:142970; Vega:OTTHUMG00000160032
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
Homo sapiens
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
This gene belongs to the homeobox family of genes. The homeobox genes encode a highly conserved family of transcription factors that play an important role in morphogenesis in all multicellular organisms. Mammals possess four similar homeobox gene clusters, HOXA, HOXB, HOXC and HOXD, which are located on different chromosomes and consist of 9 to 11 genes arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12. The product of this gene may play a role in the regulation of cartilage differentiation. It could also be involved in chondrodysplasias or other cartilage disorders. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
108 current GRCh38.p7 (GCF_000001405.33) 12 NC_000012.12 (54009106..54012763)
105 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 12 NC_000012.11 (54402890..54406547)

Chromosome 12 - NC_000012.12Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC107984512 Neighboring gene homeobox C9 Neighboring gene homeobox C6 Neighboring gene homeobox C5 Neighboring gene homeobox C4 Neighboring gene microRNA 615

  • Project title: HPA RNA-seq normal tissues
  • Description: RNA-seq was performed of tissue samples from 95 human individuals representing 27 different tissues in order to determine tissue-specificity of all protein-coding genes
  • BioProject: PRJEB4337
  • Publication: PMID 24309898
  • Analysis date: Wed Jun 15 11:32:44 2016

GeneRIFs: Gene References Into FunctionsWhat's a GeneRIF?

  • Differentiation of white and brown adipocyte, organism-specific biosystem (from WikiPathways)
    Differentiation of white and brown adipocyte, organism-specific biosystemDevelopment of white versus brown adipocytes (figure from Handbook of Obesity). Transcription factors and nuclear regulators controlling the development of white versus brown adipocytes are shown in ...
Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description



Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
DNA binding transcription factor activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
sequence-specific DNA binding IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
Process Evidence Code Pubs
anterior/posterior pattern specification IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
neuron differentiation IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
skeletal system morphogenesis IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
transcription, DNA-templated IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info
Component Evidence Code Pubs
microtubule cytoskeleton IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
nucleoplasm IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
Preferred Names
homeobox protein Hox-C8
Hox-3.1, mouse, homolog of
homeo box 3A
homeo box C8
homeobox protein Hox-3A

RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_022658.3NP_073149.1  homeobox protein Hox-C8

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_073149.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Source sequence(s)
    BC053898, BU618342
    Consensus CDS
    ENSP00000040584.4, OTTHUMP00000217389, ENST00000040584.5, OTTHUMT00000358957
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    Homeobox; Homeobox domain

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCh38.p7 Primary Assembly


  1. NC_000012.12 Reference GRCh38.p7 Primary Assembly

    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)

Alternate CHM1_1.1


  1. NC_018923.2 Alternate CHM1_1.1

    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)
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