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What is the official name of the CA2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “carbonic anhydrase II.”
CA2 is the gene's official symbol. The CA2 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 CA2 gene?
How are changes in the CA2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CA2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 8q22
Molecular Location on chromosome 8: base pairs 85,463,902 to 85,481,492
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The CA2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 8 at position 22.
More precisely, the CA2 gene is located from base pair 85,463,902 to base pair 85,481,492 on chromosome 8.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CA2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CA2 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 CA2 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 CA2?
acidosis ; anemia ; anterior ; autosomal ; autosomal dominant ; autosomal recessive ; benign ; bicarbonate ; bone marrow ; calcification ; chloride ; differentiation ; enzyme ; epithelium ; gene ; hepatosplenomegaly ; intracellular ; isoforms ; macrocephaly ; mental retardation ; osteoclast ; peptide ; pH ; protein ; proton ; recessive ; renal ; secretion ; transcript ; urea
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.