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What is the official name of the ARMS2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2.”
ARMS2 is the gene's official symbol. The ARMS2 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 ARMS2 gene?
The ARMS2 gene provides instructions for making a protein whose function is unknown. Studies suggest that the ARMS2 protein is found primarily in the placenta and in the specialized light-sensing tissue in the back of the eye (the retina). However, it is unclear what role, if any, the protein plays in early development or normal vision.
How are changes in the ARMS2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the ARMS2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 10q26.13
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 122,454,663 to 122,457,352
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The ARMS2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 at position 26.13.
More precisely, the ARMS2 gene is located from base pair 122,454,663 to base pair 122,457,352 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about ARMS2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about ARMS2 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 ARMS2 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 ARMS2?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
References (8 links)
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.