Homo sapiens Gene: VAX1
InnateDB Gene IDBG-90777.6
Last Modified 2014-10-13 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol VAX1
Gene Name ventral anterior homeobox 1
Synonyms MCOPS11;
Species Homo sapiens
Ensembl Gene ENSG00000148704
Encoded Proteins
ventral anterior homeobox 1
ventral anterior homeobox 1
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
Entrez Gene
Summary This gene encodes a homeo-domain containing protein from a class of homeobox transcription factors which are conserved in vertebrates. Genes of this family are involved in the regulation of body development and morphogenesis. The most conserved genes, called HOX genes are found in special gene clusters. This gene belongs to the VAX subfamily and lies in the vicinity of the EMX homeobox gene family. Another member of VAX family is located on chromosome 2. The encoded protein may play an important role in the development of anterior ventral forebrain and visual system. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome 10:117128521-117138301
Strand Reverse strand
Band q25.3
ENST00000277905 ENSP00000277905
ENST00000369206 ENSP00000358207
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 0 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0000976 transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding
GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity
GO:0031490 chromatin DNA binding
Biological Process
GO:0000122 negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0001764 neuron migration
GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0007399 nervous system development
GO:0007406 negative regulation of neuroblast proliferation
GO:0007411 axon guidance
GO:0007417 central nervous system development
GO:0007420 brain development
GO:0030154 cell differentiation
GO:0035914 skeletal muscle cell differentiation
GO:0043010 camera-type eye development
GO:0060021 palate development
Cellular Component
GO:0005634 nucleus
Mus musculus
Bos taurus
Gene ID
Gene Order
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
Not yet available
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
SwissProt Q5SQQ9
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene 11023
UniGene Hs.441536
RefSeq NM_199131 NM_001112704
OMIM 604294
HPRD 16052
EMBL AK127095 AL731557 BC101694 BC101696 CH471066
GenPept AAI01695 AAI01697 BAC86826 CAI14824 CAI14825 EAW49433
RNA Seq Atlas 11023