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Gene: Pax6 (paired box 6) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Pax6
Name: paired box 6
RGD ID: 3258
Description: Exhibits double-stranded DNA binding activity; minor groove of adenine-thymine-rich DNA binding activity; and sequence-specific DNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; cellular response to hormone stimulus; and nervous system development. Localizes to nuclear chromatin. Used to study autistic disorder. Biomarker of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and transient cerebral ischemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia; eye disease (multiple); glucose intolerance; and paranoid schizophrenia. Orthologous to human PAX6 (paired box 6); PARTICIPATES IN maturity-onset diabetes of the young pathway; INTERACTS WITH (S)-nicotine; 1,2-dimethylhydrazine; 3H-1,2-dithiole-3-thione.
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: oculorhombin; paired box gene 6; Paired box homeotic gene 6; paired box protein Pax-6
Homo sapiens (human) : PAX6 (paired box 6)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Pax6 (paired box 6)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Pax6 (paired box 6)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : PAX6 (paired box 6)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Pax6 (paired box 6)
Sus scrofa (pig) : PAX6 (paired box 6)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : PAX6 (paired box 6)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Pax6 (paired box 6)
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Allele / Splice: Pax6Sey   Pax6Sey2  
Genetic Models: SD-Pax6Sey2/Mce SD-Pax6Sey/Mce
Is Marker For: Strains:   SD-Pax6Sey/Mce  
Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.0395,700,241 - 95,728,682 (+)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 Ensembl395,707,386 - 95,728,624 (+)EnsemblRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.03102,320,059 - 102,348,223 (+)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.4391,127,605 - 91,149,178 (+)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.1391,023,827 - 91,045,776 (+)NCBI
Celera391,190,477 - 91,211,449 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map3q33NCBI
RH 3.4 Map3722.9RGD
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Alliance Gene
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JBrowse: rn5 rn6
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 3258
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2020-08-20
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.