Expression of HOX homeobox genes in the adult human colonic mucosa (and colorectal cancer?).

@article{Freschi2005ExpressionOH,
  title={Expression of HOX homeobox genes in the adult human colonic mucosa (and colorectal cancer?).},
  author={Giancarlo Freschi and Antonio Taddei and Paolo Bechi and Antonio Faiella and Massimo Gulisano and Clemente Cillo and Giorgio Bucciarelli and E. Boncinelli},
  journal={International journal of molecular medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={581-7}
}
We studied the expression of several homeobox genes of the HOX family in the adult human intestinal mucosa. HOX genes are regulatory genes homologous to the homeotic genes controlling the body plan of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The HOX genes are distributed in four homologous HOX loci termed HOX-A, B, C and D, located on four different chromosomes. They have been found to be expressed in many embryonic tissues and axial structures like the central nervous system, the spine and in… CONTINUE READING

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