This gene encodes a member of the bicoid subfamily of the paired (PRD) homeobox family of proteins. The encoded protein acts as a transcription factor and may be autoregulatory. A similar protein in mice plays a role in craniofacial and rib cage development during embryogenesis.
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Protein Aliases: Homeobox protein goosecoid
Gene Aliases: GSC; SAMS
UniProt ID: (Human) P56915
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 145258
Molecular Function: homeodomain transcription factor