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Gene Review

Dlx5  -  distal-less homeobox 5

Rattus norvegicus

Synonyms: Homeobox protein DLX-3, Homeobox protein DLX-5, RDLX
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High impact information on Dlx5

  • Evf-2 specifically cooperates with Dlx-2 to increase the transcriptional activity of the Dlx-5/6 enhancer in a target and homeodomain-specific manner [1].
  • Dlx5 occupancy increased over Dlx3 in mature osteoblasts at the mineralization stage of differentiation, coincident with increased RNA polymerase II occupancy [2].
  • Thus, we provide cellular and molecular evidence for Dlx3 in regulating osteoprogenitor cell differentiation and for both positive and negative regulation of gene transcription [2].
  • Here we find that expression of Dlx3 in the mouse embryo is associated with new bone formation and regulation of osteoblast differentiation [2].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Dlx5

  • Northern blot analysis and competitive RT-PCR demonstrated that Dlx-5 and the bone-specific osteocalcin genes exhibit similar up-regulated expression during the mineralization period of osteoblast differentiation [3].


  1. The Evf-2 noncoding RNA is transcribed from the Dlx-5/6 ultraconserved region and functions as a Dlx-2 transcriptional coactivator. Feng, J., Bi, C., Clark, B.S., Mady, R., Shah, P., Kohtz, J.D. Genes Dev. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Dlx3 transcriptional regulation of osteoblast differentiation: temporal recruitment of Msx2, Dlx3, and Dlx5 homeodomain proteins to chromatin of the osteocalcin gene. Hassan, M.Q., Javed, A., Morasso, M.I., Karlin, J., Montecino, M., van Wijnen, A.J., Stein, G.S., Stein, J.L., Lian, J.B. Mol. Cell. Biol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Stage-specific expression of Dlx-5 during osteoblast differentiation: involvement in regulation of osteocalcin gene expression. Ryoo, H.M., Hoffmann, H.M., Beumer, T., Frenkel, B., Towler, D.A., Stein, G.S., Stein, J.L., van Wijnen, A.J., Lian, J.B. Mol. Endocrinol. (1997) [Pubmed]
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