IRX5 Establishes the cardiac repolarization gradient by its repressive actions on the KCND2 potassium-channel gene. Required for retinal cone bipolar cell differentiation. May regulate contrast adaptation in the retina and control specific aspects of visual function in circuits of the mammalian retina. Could be involved in the regulation of both the cell cycle and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Involved in craniofacial and gonadal development. Modulates the migration of progenitor cell populations in branchial arches and gonads by repressing CXCL12. Belongs to the TALE/IRO homeobox family. 3 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 8 C5|8 44.93 cM
Cellular Component:  nucleus
Molecular Function:  DNA binding; sequence-specific DNA binding
Biological Process:  cell development; neuron maturation; regulation of gene expression; regulation of heart rate; regulation of transcription, DNA-templated; response to stimulus; retinal bipolar neuron differentiation; visual perception
Reference #:  Q9JKQ4 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Homeodomain protein IRXB2; Iroquois homeobox protein 5; Iroquois related homeobox 5 (Drosophila); Iroquois-class homeodomain protein IRX-5; Irx5; Irxb2
Gene Symbols: Irx5
Molecular weight: 50,755 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 5.98  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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Cross-references to other databases:  STRING  |  BioGPS  |  Pfam  |  Phospho.ELM  |  NetworKIN  |  UniProtKB  |  Entrez-Gene  |  Ensembl Gene