A novel primate specific gene, CEI, is located in the homeobox gene IRXA2 promoter in Homo sapiens.

@article{Wu2006ANP,
  title={A novel primate specific gene, CEI, is located in the homeobox gene IRXA2 promoter in Homo sapiens.},
  author={Qingfa Wu and Niels Tommerup and San Ming Wang and Lars Juul Hansen},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2006},
  volume={371 2},
  pages={167-73}
}
The Iroquois (IRX) homeobox gene family consists of six highly conserved transcription factors that are of importance for normal embryonic development. They are organized in two gene clusters in human, one on 5p15.33 and the other one on 16q12.2, respectively, and both the organization and the structure of the genes are highly conserved. An open reading frame coding for an unknown protein is identified in the promoter of IRXA2 on chromosome 5p. This new gene is composed of four exons and it is… CONTINUE READING