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What is the official name of the ENG gene?
The official name of this gene is “endoglin.”
ENG is the gene's official symbol. The ENG 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 ENG gene?
The ENG gene provides instructions for making a protein called endoglin. This protein is found on the surface of cells, especially in the lining of developing arteries. It forms a complex with growth factors and other proteins involved in the development of blood vessels. In particular, this complex is involved in the specialization of new blood vessels into arteries or veins.
Does the ENG gene share characteristics with other genes?
The ENG gene belongs to a family of genes called CD (CD molecules).
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 ENG gene related to health conditions?
Where is the ENG gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 9q34.11
Molecular Location on chromosome 9: base pairs 127,815,012 to 127,854,773
The ENG gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 9 at position 34.11.
More precisely, the ENG gene is located from base pair 127,815,012 to base pair 127,854,773 on chromosome 9.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about ENG?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about ENG 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 ENG 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 ENG?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
References (11 links)
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.