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The official name of this gene is “cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily C, polypeptide 19.”
CYP2C19 is the gene's official symbol. The CYP2C19 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and is known to metabolize many xenobiotics, including the anticonvulsive drug mephenytoin, omeprazole, diazepam and some barbiturates. Polymorphism within this gene is associated with variable ability to metabolize mephenytoin, known as the poor metabolizer and extensive metabolizer phenotypes. The gene is located within a cluster of cytochrome P450 genes on chromosome 10q24. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Responsible for the metabolism of a number of therapeutic agents such as the anticonvulsant drug S-mephenytoin, omeprazole, proguanil, certain barbiturates, diazepam, propranolol, citalopram and imipramine.
NOTE: UniProt (http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P33261) suggests using caution when interpreting this information.
|609535 (http://omim.org/entry/609535)||DRUG METABOLISM, POOR, CYP2C19-RELATED MEPHENYTOIN, POOR METABOLISM OF, INCLUDED|
|124020 (http://omim.org/entry/124020)||CYTOCHROME P450, SUBFAMILY IIC, POLYPEPTIDE 19|
Cytogenetic Location: 10q24
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 94,762,680 to 94,853,204
The CYP2C19 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 at position 24.
More precisely, the CYP2C19 gene is located from base pair 94,762,680 to base pair 94,853,204 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/howgeneswork/genelocation) in the Handbook.
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chimera ; cholesterol ; chromosome ; clone ; cytochrome P450 ; endoplasmic reticulum ; gene ; metabolism ; polymorphism ; protein ; steroids ; synthesis ; xenobiotics
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