||LHX8 (LIM Homeobox 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LHX8 include Odontoma and Image Syndrome. The protein encoded by LHX8 is a member of the LIM homeobox family of proteins, which are involved in patterning and differentiation of various tissue types. These proteins contain two tandemly repeated cysteine-rich double-zinc finger motifs known as LIM domains, in addition to a DNA-binding homeodomain. This family member is a transcription factor that plays a role in tooth morphogenesis. It is also involved in oogenesis and in neuronal differentiation. LHX8 is a candidate gene for cleft palate, and it is also associated with odontoma formation. Alternative splicing of LHX8 results in multiple transcript variants.