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What is the official name of the ETV4 gene?

The official name of this gene is “ets variant 4.”

ETV4 is the gene's official symbol. The ETV4 gene is also known by other names, listed below.

What is the normal function of the ETV4 gene?

From UniProt (

Transcriptional activator that binds to the enhancer of the adenovirus E1A gene; the core-binding sequence is 5'[AC]GGA[AT]GT-3'.

How are changes in the ETV4 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about Ewing sarcoma, which is associated with changes in the ETV4 gene. (, a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the ETV4 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the ETV4 gene located?

Cytogenetic Location: 17q21

Molecular Location on chromosome 17: base pairs 43,527,842 to 43,546,431

The ETV4 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 21.

The ETV4 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 21.

More precisely, the ETV4 gene is located from base pair 43,527,842 to base pair 43,546,431 on chromosome 17.

See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? ( in the Handbook.

Where can I find additional information about ETV4?

You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.

What other names do people use for the ETV4 gene or gene products?

  • E1AF
  • E1A-F
  • PEA3
  • PEAS3

See How are genetic conditions and genes named? ( in the Handbook.

What glossary definitions help with understanding ETV4?

enhancer ; gene

You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.


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.

Published: July 6, 2015