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What is the official name of the DSG2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “desmoglein 2.”
DSG2 is the gene's official symbol. The DSG2 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 DSG2 gene?
How are changes in the DSG2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the DSG2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 18q12.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 18: base pairs 31,498,064 to 31,548,851
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The DSG2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 18 at position 12.1.
More precisely, the DSG2 gene is located from base pair 31,498,064 to base pair 31,548,851 on chromosome 18.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about DSG2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about DSG2 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 DSG2 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 DSG2?
adhesion molecule ; arrhythmia ; calcium ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; cell adhesion ; chromosome ; congenital ; desmosome ; dilated ; dilation ; dysplasia ; epithelial ; familial ; gene ; heart failure ; intermediate filaments ; mediating ; molecule ; myocardial ; plaque ; supraventricular ; susceptibility ; tissue ; transmembrane ; ventricle
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.