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What is the official name of the C5 gene?
The official name of this gene is “complement component 5.”
C5 is the gene's official symbol. The C5 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 C5 gene?
How are changes in the C5 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the C5 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 9q33-q34
Molecular Location on chromosome 9: base pairs 120,952,335 to 121,074,925
The C5 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 9 between positions 33 and 34.
More precisely, the C5 gene is located from base pair 120,952,335 to base pair 121,074,925 on chromosome 9.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about C5?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about C5 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 C5 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 C5?
allele ; alternative splicing ; calcium ; chronic ; contraction ; deficiency ; degradation ; enzyme ; fibrosis ; gene ; haplotype ; hepatitis ; homeostasis ; homozygous ; immune system ; infection ; inflammation ; intracellular ; mast cells ; mutation ; permeability ; polymorphonuclear leukocytes ; protein ; receptor ; splicing ; spontaneous ; stage ; subunit ; susceptibility ; transcript ; transient ; vascular ; virus
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.