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What is the official name of the AGT gene?
The official name of this gene is “angiotensinogen (serpin peptidase inhibitor, clade A, member 8).”
AGT is the gene's official symbol. The AGT 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 AGT gene?
How are changes in the AGT gene related to health conditions?
Where is the AGT gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q42.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 230,838,268 to 230,850,335
The AGT gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 42.2.
More precisely, the AGT gene is located from base pair 230,838,268 to base pair 230,850,335 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about AGT?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about AGT 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 AGT 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 AGT?
adrenal cortex ; aldosterone ; atrial ; atrial fibrillation ; autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; cardiac ; dysgenesis ; dysplasia ; enzyme ; expressed ; familial ; fibrillation ; gene ; homeostasis ; hypertension ; hypoplasia ; ligand ; mutation ; nervous system ; phenotype ; platelets ; polymorphism ; protein ; pulmonary ; RAS ; receptor ; recessive ; renal ; sodium ; susceptibility ; vascular
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.