The mouse Hox gene family is a set of mammalian homeobox genes that may represent developmental control genes. Complete information about the primary structure of these genes is a prerequisite for a systematic analysis of the mechanisms that determine their complex tempero-spatial expression patterns. In this report we describe the complete sequence of the Hox-3.1 locus and provide evidence for several closely spaced transcriptional start sites. Sequence analysis of the 5′ region of the Hox-3.1 gene extending to its nearest upstream neighbor, Hox-3.2, allowed us to identify sequences known to be capable of interactions with transcription factors. Several of these sequence motifs are similar to cis-regulatory elements found in the regulatory regions of other known developmentally regulated genes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Aug 1990|
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