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HOX Genes

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.

Audience
Researchers in cell, developmental, and molecular biology; genetics

Hardbound, 328 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374529-3

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

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