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What is the official name of the C19orf12 gene?
The official name of this gene is “chromosome 19 open reading frame 12.”
C19orf12 is the gene's official symbol. The C19orf12 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 C19orf12 gene?
The C19orf12 gene provides instructions for making a protein whose function is unknown. The protein is found in the membrane of cellular structures called mitochondria, which are the cell's energy-producing centers. Researchers suggest that the C19orf12 protein plays a role in the maintenance of fat (lipid) molecules, a process known as lipid homeostasis.
How are changes in the C19orf12 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the C19orf12 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 19q12
Molecular Location on chromosome 19: base pairs 29,698,885 to 29,715,788
The C19orf12 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 19 at position 12.
More precisely, the C19orf12 gene is located from base pair 29,698,885 to base pair 29,715,788 on chromosome 19.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about C19orf12?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about C19orf12 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 C19orf12 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 C19orf12?
acids ; cell ; chromosome ; DNA ; gene ; hereditary ; homeostasis ; iron ; lipid ; mitochondria ; mutation ; neurological ; open reading frame ; paraplegia ; protein ; reading frame ; spasticity ; spectrum
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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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.