Homeobox-containing genes are thought to have a role in controlling development. In Drosophila, the engrailed (en) gene plays an important role during development in segmentation, where it is required for the formation of posterior compartments. Different mutations in the mouse homologs, En1 and En2, produced different developmental defects that frequently are lethal. The human engrailed homologs 1 and 2 encode homeodomain-containing proteins and have been implicated in the control of pattern formation during development of the central nervous system.
EN2; engrailed homeobox 2; homeobox protein engrailed-2; AUTS 1; AUTS1; EN 2; Engrailed 2; Engrailed homeo box 2; Engrailed homolog 2; Engrailed2; Homeobox protein engrailed 2; Homeobox protein engrailed2; Hu En 2; HuEn2; MabEn; hu-En-2; engrailed-2; OTTHUMP00000199895; homeobox protein en-2; Gg-En-2