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What is the official name of the EMX2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “empty spiracles homeobox 2.”
EMX2 is the gene's official symbol. The EMX2 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 EMX2 gene?
How are changes in the EMX2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the EMX2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 10q26.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 117,542,444 to 117,549,545
The EMX2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 at position 26.1.
More precisely, the EMX2 gene is located from base pair 117,542,444 to base pair 117,549,545 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about EMX2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about EMX2 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
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 EMX2?
alternative splicing ; caudal ; cell ; central nervous system ; congenital ; embryonic ; epithelial ; expressed ; gene ; homeobox ; mRNA ; nervous system ; splicing ; transcript ; transcription ; transcription factor ; translation
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.