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Symbol OTX2 contributors: mct/npt/pgu/shn - updated : 04-04-2016
HGNC name orthodenticle homeobox 2
HGNC id 8522
ANIMAL & CELL MODELS
  • by ectopical expression of Otx2 in the presumptive anterior hindbrain using a knock-in mousestrategy into the En1 locus in, animals display a cerebellar ataxia, brains reveal that most of the anterior cerebellar vermis is missing, whereas the inferior colliculus is complementarily enlarged (
  • mice homozygous for Otx2 deficiency in early head development and pituitary oral ectoderm exhibit craniofacial defects and pituitary gland dysmorphology, but normal pituitary cell specification