Synonyms: LHX 9,lhx9,LHX9,LIM homeobox 9,LIM homeobox 9 protein,LIM homeobox protein 9,LIM homeodomain type transcription factor,LIM homeodomain type transcription factor Lhx9,LIM/homeobox protein Lhx9
Background: This gene encodes a member of the LIM homeobox gene family of developmentally expressed transcription factors. The encoded protein contains a homeodomain and two cysteine-rich zinc-binding LIM domains involved in protein-protein interactions. The protein is highly similar to a mouse protein that causes gonadal agenesis when inactivated, suggesting a role in gonadal development. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.