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HNF1B gene - Genetics Home Reference

HNF1B gene - Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference, Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

HNF1B gene

HNF1 homeobox B

The HNF1B gene provides instructions for making a protein that attaches (binds) to specific regions of DNA and regulates the activity of other genes. On the basis of this role, the protein produced from the HNF1B gene is called a transcription factor. The HNF1B protein is part of a large group of transcription factors called homeodomain proteins. The homeodomain is a region of the protein that allows it to bind to DNA.
The HNF1B protein is found in many organs and tissues, including the lungs, liver, intestines, pancreas, kidneys, reproductive system, and urinary tract. Researchers suspect that this protein may play a role in the development of many of these parts of the body.

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