This gene encodes a homeobox protein and is almost exclusively expressed in the ventral portion of the retina during development. In mouse studies, this gene was found to be required for the correct formation of the optic fissure and other aspects of retinal development.
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Protein Aliases: DRES93; VAX2; Ventral anterior homeobox 2; ventral anterior homeobox containing gene 2; Ventral retina homeodomain protein
Gene Aliases: DRES93; VAX2; Vex