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Newer gene family pages are available

This is our older gene family page that is no longer maintained. Please go to our new look gene family index to view a complete list of our new maintained gene families. More information can be found in our gene families help page.

We have created a mapping file (Excel) that will map most of the old families to the new. However because we have changed the way we assign families and how we organise them, this file may not map all the old families.

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External resources:

Homeodomain Resource NHGRI

HOX DataBase

Holland PW, Booth HA, Bruford EA. Classification and nomenclature of all human homeobox genes. BMC Biol. 2007 Oct 26;5:47. PMID:17963489

 1. ANTP class homeoboxes
6.    SINE class homeoboxes
HOXL subclass homeoboxes
7.    TALE class homeboxes and pseudogenes
NKL subclass homeoboxes and pseudogenes 8.    CUT class homeoboxes and pseudogenes
2.  PRD class homeoboxes and pseudogenes 9.    PROS class homeoboxes
3.  LIM class homeoboxes 10.  ZF class homeoboxes and pseudogenes
4.  POU class homeoboxes and pseudogenes 11.  CERS class homeoboxes
5.  HNF class homeoboxes  

Click on the Approved Gene Symbol to retrieve the complete gene record

ANTP class homeoboxes: HOXL subclass homeoboxes


ANTP class homeoboxes:  NKL subclass homeoboxes and pseudogenes  


 PRD class homeoboxes and pseudogenes:


LIM class homeoboxes:


POU class homeoboxes and pseudogenes:


 HNF class homeoboxes:


 SINE class homeoboxes:


 TALE class homeboxes and pseudogenes:


 CUT class homeoboxes and pseudogenes:


 PROS class homeoboxes:


 ZF class homeoboxes and pseudogenes:


CERS class homeoboxes:


This online database does not include our confidential data. If you would like to create a new gene symbol and name, the only way to confirm it as unique is by contacting us.