The retroviral oncogene qin belongs to the transcription factor family that includes the homeotic gene fork head Academic Article uri icon

publication date

  • 1993


  • Avian sarcoma virus 31 contains an oncogene that we have named qin. qin codes for a nuclear protein, Qin, that is a member of the HNF-3/fork head family of transcriptional regulators. Within this family Qin is particularly closely related to rat brain factor 1 (BF-1), a telencephalon-specific gene presumed to play an important role in the development of the mammalian brain.