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What is the official name of the DRD3 gene?
The official name of this gene is “dopamine receptor D3.”
DRD3 is the gene's official symbol. The DRD3 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 DRD3 gene?
How are changes in the DRD3 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the DRD3 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 3q13.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 3: base pairs 114,127,796 to 114,199,406
The DRD3 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 3 at position 13.3.
More precisely, the DRD3 gene is located from base pair 114,127,796 to base pair 114,199,406 on chromosome 3.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about DRD3?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about DRD3 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 DRD3 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 DRD3?
alternative splicing ; autosomal ; autosomal dominant ; cell ; cell proliferation ; disability ; dopamine ; gene ; genetic variation ; hereditary ; inheritance ; isoforms ; mutation ; polymorphism ; proliferation ; receptor ; schizophrenia ; splicing ; susceptibility ; transcript ; tremor
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.