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What is the official name of the CYP11A1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “cytochrome P450 family 11 subfamily A member 1.”
CYP11A1 is the gene's official symbol. The CYP11A1 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 CYP11A1 gene?
How are changes in the CYP11A1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CYP11A1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 15q23-q24
Molecular Location on chromosome 15: base pairs 74,337,762 to 74,367,740
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The CYP11A1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 between positions 23 and 24.
More precisely, the CYP11A1 gene is located from base pair 74,337,762 to base pair 74,367,740 on chromosome 15.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CYP11A1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CYP11A1 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 CYP11A1 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 CYP11A1?
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.