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Homeodomain

Definition(s)

A domain in a protein that is encoded for by a homeobox, that consists of about 60 amino acid residues which are usually similar from one such domain to another, and that recognizes and binds to specific DNA sequences in genes regulated by the homeotic gene.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014