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What is the official name of the ACTC1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “actin, alpha, cardiac muscle 1.”
ACTC1 is the gene's official symbol. The ACTC1 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the ACTC1 gene?
How are changes in the ACTC1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the ACTC1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 15q14
Molecular Location on chromosome 15: base pairs 34,788,095 to 34,795,725
The ACTC1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 at position 14.
More precisely, the ACTC1 gene is located from base pair 34,788,095 to base pair 34,795,725 on chromosome 15.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about ACTC1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about ACTC1 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the ACTC1 gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding ACTC1?
actin ; arrhythmia ; atrial ; benign ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; congenital ; dilated ; dilation ; dyspnea ; expressed ; familial ; gene ; heart failure ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; idiopathic ; intrafamilial variability ; isoforms ; malformation ; palpitations ; protein ; septal defect ; septum ; syncope
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.