p63-associated disorders

Cell Cycle. 2007 Feb 1;6(3):262-8. doi: 10.4161/cc.6.3.3796. Epub 2007 Feb 3.


Heterozygous mutations in the transcription factor gene p63 are causative for several syndromes, with ectodermal dysplasia, orofacial clefting and limb malformations as the key characteristics. Different combinations of these features are seen in five different syndromes, of which ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip/palate syndrome (EEC) is the most common one. Mutations in p63 can also cause non-syndromic single malformations, such as split hand foot malformation (SHFM4) and isolated cleft lip (NSCL). In this article we will present an overview of diseases caused by mutations in the p63 gene and review the known pathogenic p63 gene mutations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / genetics
  • Cleft Lip / pathology
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / genetics
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / pathology
  • Humans
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital / genetics
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital / pathology
  • Mutation*
  • Syndrome
  • Trans-Activators / genetics*
  • Transcription Factors
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins / genetics*


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • TP63 protein, human
  • Trans-Activators
  • Transcription Factors
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins

Associated data

  • OMIM/103285
  • OMIM/106260
  • OMIM/129400
  • OMIM/603543
  • OMIM/604292
  • OMIM/605289