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HOXC13 (homeobox C13)

Written2009-06Toshiyuki Yamada, Shigeki Tsuchida
Department of Biochemistry, Genome Biology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-Cho, Hirosaki 036-8562, Japan

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Other aliasHOX3
LocusID (NCBI) 3229
Atlas_Id 473
Location 12q13.13  [Link to chromosome band 12q13]
Location_base_pair Starts at and ends at bp from pter
Fusion genes
(updated 2017)
Data from Atlas, Mitelman, Cosmic Fusion, Fusion Cancer, TCGA fusion databases with official HUGO symbols (see references in chromosomal bands)
HOXC13 (12q13.13) / NUP98 (11p15.4)NUP98 (11p15.4) / HOXC13 (12q13.13)


Description Spans around 7.7 kb genomic region, contains 2 exons, homeodomain is located in exon 2.
Transcription Transcript; 2.2 kb, open reading frame; 990 bp.


Description 330 amino acids, DNA binding protein with a 60 aa of homeodomain (helix-turn-helix domain) in the C-terminal.
Expression In nail, hair follicle, tongue (filiform papilla), AML cells, erythroleukemia cells.
Localisation Nucleus.
Function Important for patterning of embryo, role in hair follicular formation and hair cycle control, role in leukemogenesis of myeloid cells and differentiation of erythroleukemia cells.
Homology With homeodomain proteins, ABD-B homeodomain proteins.


Germinal Not known.
Somatic Not known.

Implicated in

Entity t(11;12)(p15;q13)
Disease AML-M2
Cytogenetics Chromosome translocation formimg a fusion transcript of 5' NUP98 gene and 3' HOXC13 gene.
Hybrid/Mutated Gene 5' NUP98-3' HOXC13.
Abnormal Protein Fusion between FG motifs of NUP98 and the homeodomain of HOXC13.
Entity Erythroleukemia
Cytogenetics Not examined.
Hybrid/Mutated Gene Not examined.
Oncogenesis Expressed in human and mouse erythroleukemia cells, overexpression of HOXC13 inhibits differentiation of murine erythroleukemia (MEL) cells.


Hoxc13 mutant mice lack external hair.
Godwin AR, Capecchi MR.
Genes Dev. 1998 Jan 1;12(1):11-20.
PMID 9420327
Human homeobox gene HOXC13 is the partner of NUP98 in adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(11;12)(p15;q13).
La Starza R, Trubia M, Crescenzi B, Matteucci C, Negrini M, Martelli MF, Pelicci PG, Mecucci C.
Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2003 Apr;36(4):420-3.
PMID 12619167
Coordinate regulation of HOX genes in human hematopoietic cells.
Magli MC, Barba P, Celetti A, De Vita G, Cillo C, Boncinelli E.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Jul 15;88(14):6348-52.
PMID 1712489
Fusion of the NUP98 gene and the homeobox gene HOXC13 in acute myeloid leukemia with t(11;12)(p15;q13).
Panagopoulos I, Isaksson M, Billstrom R, Strombeck B, Mitelman F, Johansson B.
Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2003 Jan;36(1):107-12. (REVIEW)
PMID 12461755
Overexpression of Hoxc13 in differentiating keratinocytes results in downregulation of a novel hair keratin gene cluster and alopecia.
Tkatchenko AV, Visconti RP, Shang L, Papenbrock T, Pruett ND, Ito T, Ogawa M, Awgulewitsch A.
Development. 2001 May;128(9):1547-58.
PMID 11290294
Interaction between the homeodomain protein HOXC13 and ETS family transcription factor PU.1 and its implication in the differentiation of murine erythroleukemia cells.
Yamada T, Shimizu T, Suzuki M, Kihara-Negishi F, Nanashima N, Sakurai T, Fan Y, Akita M, Oikawa T, Tsuchida S.
Exp Cell Res. 2008 Feb 15;314(4):847-58. Epub 2007 Nov 17.
PMID 18076876


This paper should be referenced as such :
Yamada, T ; Tsuchida, S
HOXC13 (homeobox C13)
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2010;14(5):452-453.
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Other Leukemias implicated (Data extracted from papers in the Atlas) [ 7 ]
  t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC11::t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13
t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13
t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13
t(1;11)(q24;p15) NUP98/PRRX1
t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC11::t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13
t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13
t(11;12)(p15;q13) NUP98/HOXC13

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Genomic and cartography
Gene and transcription
RefSeq transcript (Entrez)
RefSeq genomic (Entrez)
SOURCE (Princeton)Expression in : [Datasets]   [Normal Tissue Atlas]  [carcinoma Classsification]  [NCI60]
BioGPS (Tissue expression)3229
Protein : pattern, domain, 3D structure
Domain families : Pfam (Sanger)
Domain families : Pfam (NCBI)
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Ontologies - Pathways
Clinical trials, drugs, therapy
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