ID:PAX4_MOUSE DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Paired box protein Pax-4; FUNCTION: Plays an important role in the differentiation and development of pancreatic islet beta cells. Transcriptional repressor that competes with PAX6 in binding to a common element in the glucagon, insulin and somatostatin promoters. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Nucleus. TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Expressed in early pancreas. Later restricted to beta cells. Undetectable in adult islets. SIMILARITY: Belongs to the paired homeobox family. SIMILARITY: Contains 1 homeobox DNA-binding domain. SIMILARITY: Contains 1 paired domain.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on P32115
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Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.