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What is the official name of the CTDP1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “CTD (carboxy-terminal domain, RNA polymerase II, polypeptide A) phosphatase, subunit 1.”
CTDP1 is the gene's official symbol. The CTDP1 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 CTDP1 gene?
The CTDP1 gene provides instructions for making a protein called carboxy-terminal domain phosphatase 1. This protein helps regulate the activity of an enzyme called RNA polymerase II. The RNA polymerase II enzyme initiates transcription, which is a key step in using the information carried by genes to direct the production (synthesis) of proteins.
Does the CTDP1 gene share characteristics with other genes?
The CTDP1 gene belongs to a family of genes called serine/threonine phosphatases (serine/threonine phosphatases).
A gene family is a group of genes that share important characteristics. Classifying individual genes into families helps researchers describe how genes are related to each other. For more information, see What are gene families? in the Handbook.
How are changes in the CTDP1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CTDP1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 18q23
Molecular Location on chromosome 18: base pairs 79,679,800 to 79,754,509
The CTDP1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 18 at position 23.
More precisely, the CTDP1 gene is located from base pair 79,679,800 to base pair 79,754,509 on chromosome 18.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CTDP1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CTDP1 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 CTDP1 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 CTDP1?
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.