HOX Genes

Edited by

  • Olivier Pourquie, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO, USA

A subgroup of homeobox genes, which play an important role in the developmental processes of a variety of multicellular organisms, Hox genes have been shown to play a critical role in vertebrate pattern formation. Hox genes can be thought of as general purpose control genes-that is, they are similar in many organisms and direct the same processes in a variety of organisms, from mouse, to fly, to human.
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Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374529-3

Table of Contents

1) Hox Genes in the Nervous System of VertebratesAuthor: Krumlauf2)Evolution of Hox Gene ClustersAuthor: D Ferrier3) Hox Genes in Breast Development and Breast CancerAuthor: C Hagios4)Endocrine Regulation of Hox GenesAuthor: G Daftary5)Role of Hox Genes in Bladder Cancer6)Consequences of Hox Gene Duplication in VertebratesAuthor: McClintock7)Hox Genes and Limb EvolutionAuthor: Jimenez