Ohx is a homeobox-encoding gene preferentially expressed in mature oocytes

@article{Yeh2002OhxIA,
  title={Ohx is a homeobox-encoding gene preferentially expressed in mature oocytes},
  author={Y. Yeh and Kong-Bong Choo and Winston Teng-Kui Cheng and Hung Li},
  journal={Mechanisms of Development},
  year={2002},
  volume={117},
  pages={259-263}
}
There is abundant evidence to indicate that the homeobox genes are developmentally important. We used the NCBI dbEST databases of early mouse embryos to identify novel homeobox-containing sequence tags. Ohx (oocyte-specific homeobox gene) was one of several genes identified by in silico cloning. The full-length Ohx cDNA was cloned and its genomic organization was characterized. The Ohx gene spans 1.6 kb, encodes three exons and maps to the proximal region of mouse chromosome 7. Reverse… CONTINUE READING