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Lua error in Module:Infobox_gene at line 43: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). Homeobox protein DLX-2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DLX2 gene.[1][2]

Many vertebrate homeo box-containing genes have been identified on the basis of their sequence similarity with Drosophila developmental genes. Members of the Dlx gene family contain a homeobox that is related to that of Distal-less (Dll), a gene expressed in the head and limbs of the developing fruit fly. The Distal-less (Dlx) family of genes comprises at least 6 different members, DLX1-DLX6. The DLX proteins are postulated to play a role in forebrain and craniofacial development. This gene is located in a tail-to-tail configuration with another member of the gene family on the long arm of chromosome 2.[2]


DLX2 has been shown to interact with DLX5,[3] MSX1[3] and Msh homeobox 2.[3]


  1. Ozcelik T, Porteus MH, Rubenstein JL, Francke U (Sep 1992). "DLX2 (TES1), a homeobox gene of the Distal-less family, assigned to conserved regions on human and mouse chromosomes 2". Genomics. 13 (4): 1157–61. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(92)90031-M. PMID 1354641.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: DLX2 distal-less homeobox 2".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Zhang, H; Hu G; Wang H; Sciavolino P; Iler N; Shen M M; Abate-Shen C (May 1997). "Heterodimerization of Msx and Dlx homeoproteins results in functional antagonism". Mol. Cell. Biol. UNITED STATES. 17 (5): 2920–32. doi:10.1128/mcb.17.5.2920. ISSN 0270-7306. PMC 232144. PMID 9111364.

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