Homeodomain subtypes and functional diversity.

  title={Homeodomain subtypes and functional diversity.},
  author={Thomas R. B{\"u}rglin},
  journal={Sub-cellular biochemistry},
The homeodomain is a protein domain of about 60 amino acids that is encoded by homeobox genes. The homeodomain is a DNA binding domain, and hence homeodomain proteins are essentially transcription factors (TFs). They have been shown to play major roles in many developmental processes of animals, as well as fungi and plants. A primary function of homeodomain proteins is to regulate the expression of other genes in development and differentiation. Thousands of homeobox genes have been identified… CONTINUE READING
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