Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
Drosphilia Forkhead Homolog Like 14
Forkhead Box C2
Forkhead box protein C2
Forkhead related protein FKHL14
Forkhead-related protein FKHL14
Mesenchyme fork head protein 1
Mesenchyme Forkhead 1
MFH 1 protein
Transcription factor FKH 14
Transcription factor FKH-14
Transcriptional activator. Might be involved in the formation of special mesenchymal tissues.
Involvement in disease
Defects in FOXC2 are the cause of lymphedema hereditary type 2 (LMPH2) [MIM:153200]; also known as Meige lymphedema. Hereditary lymphedema is a chronic disabling condition which results in swelling of the extremities due to altered lymphatic flow. Patients with lymphedema suffer from recurrent local infections, and physical impairment. Defects in FOXC2 are a cause of lymphedema-yellow nails (LYYN) [MIM:153300]. LYYN is characterized by yellow, dystrophic, thick and slowly growing nails, associated with lymphedema and respiratory involvement. Lymphedema occurs more often in the lower limbs. It can appear at birth or later in life. Onset generally follows the onset of ungual abnormalities. Defects in FOXC2 are a cause of lymphedema-distichiasis (LYD) [MIM:153400]. LYD is characterized by primary limb lymphedema usually starting at puberty (but in some cases later or at birth) and associated with distichiasis (double rows of eyelashes, with extra eyelashes growing from the Meibomian gland orifices).