This gene is a member of the Antp homeobox family and encodes a nuclear protein with a homeobox DNA-binding domain. It is included in a cluster of homeobox B genes located on chromosome 17. The encoded protein functions as a sequence-specific transcription factor that is involved in development. Increased expression of this gene is associated with pancreatic cancer.
HOXB2; homeobox B2; homeo box B2 , HOX2, HOX2H; homeobox protein Hox-B2; homeo box 2H; homeo box B2; Homeobox protein Hox-2.8; Homeobox protein Hox-2H; Hox 2 8; Hox 2H; HOX2; HOX2H; HXB2_HUMAN; K8; K8 home protein; Hox-2.8