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What is the official name of the CYP4V2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “cytochrome P450, family 4, subfamily V, polypeptide 2.”
CYP4V2 is the gene's official symbol. The CYP4V2 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 CYP4V2 gene?
The CYP4V2 gene provides instructions for making a member of the cytochrome P450 family of enzymes. These enzymes are involved in the formation and breakdown of various molecules and chemicals within cells. The CYP4V2 enzyme is involved in a multi-step process called fatty acid oxidation in which fats are broken down and converted into energy, but the enzyme's specific function is not well understood.
Does the CYP4V2 gene share characteristics with other genes?
The CYP4V2 gene belongs to a family of genes called CYP (cytochrome P450s).
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 CYP4V2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CYP4V2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 4q35.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 4: base pairs 186,191,411 to 186,213,463
The CYP4V2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 4 at position 35.2.
More precisely, the CYP4V2 gene is located from base pair 186,191,411 to base pair 186,213,463 on chromosome 4.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CYP4V2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CYP4V2 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 CYP4V2 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 CYP4V2?
blood clotting ; breakdown ; chromosome ; clotting ; complication ; cytochrome P450 ; embolism ; enzyme ; gene ; lipid ; lipid breakdown ; mutation ; oxidation ; pulmonary ; pulmonary embolism ; retina ; thrombosis ; tissue ; veins
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.