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TGFB-induced factor homeobox 2-like, Y-linked
This gene encodes a member of the TALE/TGIF homeobox family of transcription factors. This gene lies within the male specific region of chromosome Y, in a block of sequence that is thought to be the result of a large X-to-Y transposition. The C-terminus of this protein is divergent from that of its chromosome X homolog (TGIF2LX), suggesting that this protein may act as a regulator of TGIF2LX. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
most prostate tumors (73.5%) express at least one of these genes (TGIFLX and TGIFLY), although different patterns of mRNA expression were observed. These results suggest an association of TGIFLX/Y expression with the progression of prostate cancer.
Affara et al., Cambridge, United Kingdom. In Mamm Genome, 2002
Interestingly, a single base pair deletion in the human TGIFLY (as compared with TGIFLX) creates a different reading frame where the C-terminal residues shared by TGIFLX and other TGIF proteins are missing.