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What is the official name of the CD40 gene?
The official name of this gene is “CD40 molecule.”
CD40 is the gene's official symbol. The CD40 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 CD40 gene?
How are changes in the CD40 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CD40 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 20q12-q13.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 20: base pairs 46,118,250 to 46,129,745
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The CD40 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 20 between positions 12 and 13.2.
More precisely, the CD40 gene is located from base pair 46,118,250 to base pair 46,129,745 on chromosome 20.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CD40?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CD40 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 CD40 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 CD40?
amyloid ; autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; cell ; class ; gene ; immune system ; immunodeficiency ; immunoglobulin ; isoforms ; ligand ; mediating ; mutation ; protein ; receptor ; recessive ; secretion ; signal transduction ; susceptibility ; syndrome ; transcript ; transcription ; transcription factor ; transduction
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.