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, which are located on different chromosomes and consist of 9 to 11 genes arranged in tandem. This gene is one of several homeobox HOXC genes located in a cluster on chromosome 12.
HOXC9; homeobox C9; homeo box C9 , HOX3, HOX3B; homeobox protein Hox-C9; Homeo box C9; Homeobox protein Hox C9; Hox 3B; HOX3; HOX3B; OTTHUMP00000217390; homeobox protein Hox-3B; HOXC8; homeobox protein HoxC9; chox-4.4; homeobox C8; homeobox protein Hox-4.4