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hoxa7  -  homeobox A7

Xenopus laevis

Synonyms: Hox-A7, XlHbox5, antp, hox36
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High impact information on hox36

  • We sought to determine whether the expression of the homeobox protein/s during mouse embryonic development was specific to beta cells or, alternatively, whether XlHbox 8/STF-1 protein/s were initially expressed by multipotential precursors and only later became restricted to the insulin-containing cells [1].
  • The homeobox containing transcript Xhox-36 is expressed exclusively in the posterior mesoderm and ectoderm of early Xenopus embryos [2].
  • Retinoic acid induces changes in the localization of homeobox proteins in the antero-posterior axis of Xenopus laevis embryos [3].
  • A search for homeobox-containing genes was done in the genome of a primitive metazoan, the parasitic tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus [4].
  • A chromosomal walk which links a previously described and a new homeobox to the Hox-2 murine homeobox gene cluster is described, and the nucleotide sequence of the new homeobox is presented [5].

Biological context of hox36

  • A novel homeobox RHbox#13A is different from the Drosophila Antennapedia (Antp) sequence but is highly similar to the XlHbox8 (Xenopus laevis) and HtrA2 (Helobdella triserialis) homeoboxes [6].

Other interactions of hox36

  • Transcripts of the dorsal lip specific homeobox gene, goosecoid, and alpha-cardiac actin were detectable by PCR amplification in the animal quartet with a protrusion, and alpha-cardiac actin mRNA was found by whole-mount in situ hybridization to be localized in the protrusion [7].


  1. Expression of murine STF-1, a putative insulin gene transcription factor, in beta cells of pancreas, duodenal epithelium and pancreatic exocrine and endocrine progenitors during ontogeny. Guz, Y., Montminy, M.R., Stein, R., Leonard, J., Gamer, L.W., Wright, C.V., Teitelman, G. Development (1995) [Pubmed]
  2. Posterior expression of a homeobox gene in early Xenopus embryos. Condie, B.G., Harland, R.M. Development (1987) [Pubmed]
  3. Retinoic acid induces changes in the localization of homeobox proteins in the antero-posterior axis of Xenopus laevis embryos. López, S.L., Carrasco, A.E. Mech. Dev. (1992) [Pubmed]
  4. Homeoboxes in flatworms. Oliver, G., Vispo, M., Mailhos, A., Martínez, C., Sosa-Pineda, B., Fielitz, W., Ehrlich, R. Gene (1992) [Pubmed]
  5. Gene organization of murine homeobox-containing gene clusters. Do, M.S., Lonai, P. Genomics (1988) [Pubmed]
  6. Cloning of rat homeobox genes. Sakoyama, Y., Mizuta, I., Ogasawara, N., Yoshikawa, H. Biochem. Genet. (1994) [Pubmed]
  7. The location of the third cleavage plane of Xenopus embryos partitions morphogenetic information in animal quartets. Chung, H.M., Yokota, H., Dent, A., Malacinski, G.M., Neff, A.W. Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1994) [Pubmed]
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