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A short DNA sequence contained within all homeobox genes that codes for a specific amino acid sequence that binds to DNA and regulates transcription.

[homeo(tic gene) + box (from the fact that the DNA sequence is short and when written can be enclosed by a box on paper).]
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(Genetics) genetics a particular sequence of DNA found in genes that regulate cell development
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Noun1.homeobox - one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development
homeotic gene - one the genes that are involved in embryologic development
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SelectMDX, HOXC6 ve DLX1 mRNA seviyelerinin kanser varligi ve agresifligi ile ilgili riski tahmin etme temeline baglidir (40).
Taken together, these findings indicate that distinct expression patterns of HOXA5, HOXA10, HOXB6, HOXB7, HOXC4, HOXC6, HOXC8, HOXC9, HOXC10, HOXD3, and HOXD8 exist in MSCs derived from different human sources [52].
Analyzing DLX1 and HOXC6 biomarkers, using KLK3 expression as internal reference combined with age, DRE results, and PSA level, this test provides percent likelihood of having any prostate cancer and percent likelihood of having high-grade prostate cancer (Leyten et al., 2015; Van Neste, Hendriks et al., 2016).