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Symbol FOXN4 contributors: mct/ - updated : 14-10-2015
HGNC name forkhead box N4
HGNC id 21399
Location 12q24.11      Physical location : 109.715.783 - 109.747.025
Synonym name
  • forkhead/winged helix transcription factor FOXN4
  • forkhead box protein N4
  • Synonym symbol(s) FLJ35967
    TYPE functioning gene
    SPECIAL FEATURE opposite orientation
    STRUCTURE 31.24 kb     10 Exon(s)
    10 Kb 5' upstream gene genomic sequence study
    MAPPING cloned Y linked N status provisional
    Physical map
    LOC390358 12 similar to RET finger protein-like 3 LOC390359 12 similar to programmed cell death 2 isoform 2; zinc finger protein Rp-8; programmed cell death 2/Rp8 homolog KIAA0789 12q24.11 similar to programmed cell death 2 isoform 2; zinc finger protein Rp-8; programmed cell death 2/Rp8 homolog LOC196469 12q24.11 similar to apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-like 3G; phorbolin-like protein MDS019 CMKLR1 12q24.1 chemokine-like receptor 1 HYPE 12q24.1 chemokine-like receptor 1 SART3 12q24.1 squamous cell carcinoma antigen recognised by T cells 3 NIFU 12-q24.1 squamous cell carcinoma antigen recognised by T cells 3 LOC338773 12q24.12 hypothetical protein LOC338773 SELPLG 12q24 selectin P ligand CORO1C 12q24.1 coronin, actin binding protein, 1C SSH1 12q24.12 slingshot 1 DAO 12q24.12 D-amino-acid oxidase DKFZp761H039 12q24.12 hypothetical protein DKFZp761H039 USP30 12q23.3 ubiquitin specific protease 30 LOC121642 12q24.12 similar to hypothetical protein 9530023G02 UNG 12q23-q24.1 uracil-DNA glycosylase LOC387883 12 LOC387883 ACACB 12q24.1 acetyl-Coenzyme A carboxylase beta FOXN4 12q24.12 forkhead box N4 LOC387884 12 LOC387884 FLJ37587 12q24.12 hypothetical protein FLJ37587 KCTD10 12q24.12 potassium channel tetramerisation domain containing 10 UBE3B 12q24.12 potassium channel tetramerisation domain containing 10 MMAB MVK 12q24 mevalonate kinase (mevalonic aciduria) MGC14436 12q24.12 hypothetical protein MGC14436 FLJ14721 12q24.12 hypothetical protein FLJ14721 TRPV4 12q24.1 transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 4 GLTP 12q24.12 glycolipid transfer protein MGC10854 12q24.12 hypothetical protein MGC10854 GIT2 12q24.1 G protein-coupled receptor kinase-interactor 2 ANKRD13 12q24.12 ankyrin repeat domain 13 LOC144705 12q24.12 hypothetical gene supported by AF086409 CDV-1 12q24.13 carnitine deficiency-associated gene expressed in ventricle 1 ATP2A2 12q24.1 ATPase, Ca++ transporting, cardiac muscle, slow twitch 2 HMGA1L3 12q24.13 high mobility group AT-hook 1-like 3 ARPC3 12q24 actin related protein 2/3 complex, subunit 3, 21kDa MGC14560 12q24.13 protein x 0004 HSU79274 12q24.13 protein predicted by clone 23733 VPS29 12q24 vacuolar protein sorting 29 (yeast) RAD9B 12q24.13 RAD9 homolog B (S. cerevisiae) TA-PP2C 12q24.13 T-cell activation protein phosphatase 2C FLJ21127 12q24.13 hypothetical protein FLJ21127 MGC15619 12q24.13 hypothetical protein MGC15619
    TRANSCRIPTS type messenger
    identificationnb exonstypebpproduct
    ProteinkDaAAspecific expressionYearPubmed
    10 - 3356 - 517 - 2004 15492871
  • isoform 2
  • exons 1-10
  • - - - - 518 - 2004 15492871
    exons 1-2-7v and 8 to 10
    - - - - 314 - 2004 15492871
    exons 1 to 5 and 7 to 10
    Type restricted
       expressed in (based on citations)
    SystemOrgan level 1Organ level 2Organ level 3Organ level 4LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Nervousbrain     Rattus norvegicus
     spinal cord     Rattus norvegicus
    Reproductivemale systemtestis   
    SystemTissueTissue level 1Tissue level 2LevelPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Nervouscentralgray matter   Rattus norvegicus
    Nervouscentralwhite matter   Rattus norvegicus
    SystemCellPubmedSpeciesStageRna symbol
    Nervousastrocyte Rattus norvegicus
    Nervousneuron Rattus norvegicus
    cell lineage
    cell lines
    at STAGE
  • a fork-head DNA-binding domain
  • a domain between AAs 402 and 455 is necessary for FOXN4 transcriptional activity in the retina (pMID: 21701787)
    intraspecies paralog to FOXN1
  • winged-helix/forkhead family of transcription factors
  • N-family forkhead transcription factors
  • CATEGORY transcription factor
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     intracellular
    basic FUNCTION
  • transcriptional regulator involved in development
  • regulates the expression of NR4A2, a nuclear receptor that is associated with familial Parkinson's disease
  • forkhead/wing helix transcription factor with a role in the specification of cells in retinogenesis and spinal neurogenesis
  • is required for retinal ganglion cell distal axon patterning
  • may have a non-cell-autonomous role critical for alveologenesis during lung development
  • transcription factor involved in developing spinal cord and spinal neurogenesis, and implied important roles in the central nervous system (CNS)
  • might play important roles in CNS pathophysiology after spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • is a key regulator in a variety of biological processes during development
  • plays an essential role in the genesis of horizontal and amacrine neurons from neural progenitors in the vertebrate retina
  • FOXN4 exhibited substantial thymopoietic activity
  • FOXN4, RORB and their downstream effector PTF1A, have been shown to be indispensable intrinsic regulators for the differentiation of amacrine and horizontal cells
    a component
    DNA binding
    small molecule
  • DLL4 is directly activated by FOXN4 via phylogenetically conserved enhancers and DLL4 can partly mediate the FOXN4 function by serving as a major NOTCH1 ligand to expand the progenitor pool and limit photoreceptor production
  • RORB and FOXN4 synergistically induce PTF1A expression, suggesting a central role for RORB in a transcriptional hierarchy that directs this interneuron differentiation pathway
  • MEIS1 regulates FOXN4 expression during retinal progenitor cell differentiation
  • mosaic expression of FOXN4 and proneural factors may serve as the trigger to initiate asymmetric DLL4-NOTCH1 and subsequent BMP/TGFB1 signaling events required for neuronal diversity in the V2 interneurons domain
  • cell & other