Literature associating MSX2 and brachydactyly
Homeobox protein Hox-8; Acts as a transcriptional regulator in bone development. Represses the ALPL promoter activity and antogonizes the stimulatory effect of DLX5 on ALPL expression during osteoblast differentiation. Probable morphogenetic role. May play a role in limb-pattern formation. In osteoblasts, suppresses transcription driven by the osteocalcin FGF response element (OCFRE). Binds to the homeodomain-response element of the ALPL promoter; NKL subclass homeoboxes and pseudogenes
Synonyms: MSX2, MSX2p, hMSX2, D6RIS4, P35548 ...