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This gene encodes a member of a large protein family which contains the LIM domain, a unique cysteine-rich zinc-binding domain. The encoded protein may function as a transcriptional regulator and be involved in control of differentiation and development of neural and lymphoid cells. A similar protein in mice is an essential regulator of the vertebrate head organizer.
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Protein Aliases: hLim-1; Homeobox protein Lim-1; LHX-1; LIM homeobox protein 1; LIM/homeobox protein Lhx1; MGC126723; MGC138141
Gene Aliases: LHX1; LIM-1; LIM1
UniProt ID: (Human) P48742
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3975