This gene belongs to the homeobox family of genes. The homeobox genes encode a highly conserved family of transcription;factors that play an important role in morphogenesis in all multicellular organisms. Mammals possess four similar;homeobox gene clusters, HOXA, HOXB, HOXC and HOXD, located on different chromosomes, consisting of 9 to 11 genes;arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXB genes located in a cluster on chromosome 17.
HOXB1; homeobox B1; homeo box B1 , HOX2, HOX2I; homeobox protein Hox-B1; Homeo box 2I; Homeo box B1; Homeobox 2I; Homeobox protein Hox B1; Homeobox protein Hox-2I; Homeobox protein HoxB1; Homeobox2I; HomeoboxB1; HOX 2; Hox 2.9; HOX 2I; HOX B1; HOX2; Hox2.9; HOX2I; HOXB 1; HOXB1 protein; HXB1_HUMAN; MGC116843; MGC116844; MGC116845; OTTHUMP00000217086; Hox-2.9; HOXB-1; Ghox-lab; homeobox-containing transcription factor Hoxb-1