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What is the official name of the ACTN2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “actinin alpha 2.”
ACTN2 is the gene's official symbol. The ACTN2 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 ACTN2 gene?
How are changes in the ACTN2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the ACTN2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q42-q43
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 236,686,454 to 236,764,631
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The ACTN2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 between positions 42 and 43.
More precisely, the ACTN2 gene is located from base pair 236,686,454 to base pair 236,764,631 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about ACTN2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about ACTN2 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 ACTN2 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 ACTN2?
actin ; arrhythmia ; benign ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; dilated ; dilation ; dyspnea ; expressed ; familial ; gene ; heart failure ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; intracellular ; intrafamilial variability ; isoforms ; palpitations ; protein ; septum ; syncope ; transcript
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.