Two novel human X-linked homeobox genes, hPEPP1 and hPEPP2, selectively expressed in the testis.


The PEPP genes are a recently described subfamily of mouse homeobox genes preferentially expressed in reproductive tissues. Pem, the founding member of the PEPP subfamily, has undergone rapid divergence due to positive selection, rendering the identification of its human orthologue difficult. Here we report the isolation and characterization of two human… (More)


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