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LIM Class
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The LIM homeobox gene class includes proteins with LIM domains (zinc-finger-containing protein-protein interaction domains) and a homeodomain. There are other genes that encode LIM domains but not homeodomains; these are not included. The term LIM is derived from the nematode lin-11, mammalian Isl1 and nematode mec-3 genes. There are 12 LIM class homeobox genes in the human genome, in six gene families, and no pseudogenes. There are 7 LIM class homeobox genes in amphioxus (Takatori et al. 2008)

Hobert O, Westphal H (2000) Trends in Genetics 16:75-83.
Holland PWH, Booth HAF, Bruford EA (2007) BMC Biology 5:47.
Takatori N et al (2008) Dev Genes Evol 218: 579-590.
Families List of Class LIM :
Loci in LIM of Human back to top..
ISL1ISL LIM homeobox 1IslHuman 
ISL2ISL LIM homeobox 2IslHuman 
LHX1LIM homeobox 1Lhx1/5Human 
LHX2LIM homeobox 2Lhx2/9Human 
LHX3LIM homeobox 3Lhx3/4Human 
LHX4LIM homeobox 4Lhx3/4Human 
LHX5LIM homeobox 5Lhx1/5Human 
LHX6LIM homeobox 6Lhx6/8Human 
LHX8LIM homeobox 8Lhx6/8Human 
LHX9LIM homeobox 9Lhx2/9Human 
LMX1ALMX LIM homeobox 1ALmxHuman 
LMX1BLMX LIM homeobox 1BLmxHuman