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: Ventral anterior homeobox 2
Gene Aliases: DRES93; VAX2
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9UIW0
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 25806