SOX3 gene

SRY-box 3

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of the SOX (SRY-related HMG-box) family of transcription factors involved in the regulation of embryonic development and in the determination of the cell fate. The encoded protein may act as a transcriptional regulator after forming a protein complex with other proteins. Mutations in this gene have been associated with X-linked cognitive disability with growth hormone deficiency. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Transcription factor required during the formation of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis. May function as a switch in neuronal development. Keeps neural cells undifferentiated by counteracting the activity of proneural proteins and suppresses neuronal differentiation. Required also within the pharyngeal epithelia for craniofacial morphogenesis. Controls a genetic switch in male development. Is necessary for initiating male sex determination by directing the development of supporting cell precursors (pre-Sertoli cells) as Sertoli rather than granulosa cells.

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From NCBI Gene:

  • Panhypopituitarism X-linked
  • Mental retardation with panhypopituitarism, X-linked

From UniProt:

46,XX sex reversal 3 (SRXX3): A condition in which male gonads develop in a genetic female (female to male sex reversal). [MIM:300833]

Mental retardation, X-linked, with isolated growth hormone deficiency (MRXGH): A disorder characterized by the association of variable degrees of mental retardation with panhypopituitarism, variable combinations of hypothyroidism, delayed pubertal development, and short stature due to growth hormone deficiency. [MIM:300123]

Panhypopituitarism X-linked (PHPX): Affected individuals have absent infundibulum, anterior pituitary hypoplasia, and ectopic posterior pituitary. [MIM:312000]

Cytogenetic Location: Xq27.1, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 27.1

Molecular Location: base pairs 140,502,987 to 140,505,060 on the X chromosome (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 109, GRCh38.p12) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: Xq27.1, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 27.1
  • GHDX
  • MRGH
  • PHP
  • PHPX
  • SOXB