Homeobox protein OTX2
Orthodenticle homolog 2
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Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
This gene encodes a member of the bicoid sub-family of homeodomain-containing transcription factors. The encoded protein acts as a transcription factor and may play a role in brain and sensory organ development. A similar protein in mice is required for proper forebrain development. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. Other alternative splice variants may exist, but their full length sequences have not been determined.
Transcription factor probably involved in the development of the brain and the sense organs. Can bind to the bicoid/BCD target sequence (BTS)
Paired homeobox family, Bicoid subfamily
Brain: restricted regions of the developing rostral brain including the presumptive cerebral cortex and olfactory bulbs; expressed in the developing olfactory, auricolar and ocular systems, including the covering of the optic nerve.