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What is the official name of the FASTKD2 gene?

The official name of this gene is “FAST kinase domains 2.”

FASTKD2 is the gene's official symbol. The FASTKD2 gene is also known by other names, listed below.

What is the normal function of the FASTKD2 gene?

From NCBI Gene (

This gene encodes a protein that is localized in the mitochondrial inner compartment and that may play a role in mitochondrial apoptosis. Nonsense mutations have been reported to result in cytochrome c oxidase deficiency. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

How are changes in the FASTKD2 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about cytochrome c oxidase deficiency, which is associated with changes in the FASTKD2 gene.
NCBI Gene ( lists the following diseases or traits (phenotypes) known or believed to be associated with changes in the FASTKD2 gene.
  • Cytochrome-c oxidase deficiency (, a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the FASTKD2 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the FASTKD2 gene located?

Cytogenetic Location: 2q33.3

Molecular Location on chromosome 2: base pairs 206,765,387 to 206,796,188

The FASTKD2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 33.3.

The FASTKD2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 33.3.

More precisely, the FASTKD2 gene is located from base pair 206,765,387 to base pair 206,796,188 on chromosome 2.

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

Where can I find additional information about FASTKD2?

You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about FASTKD2 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 FASTKD2 gene or gene products?

  • KIAA0971

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

What glossary definitions help with understanding FASTKD2?

apoptosis ; deficiency ; gene ; Met ; oxidase ; protein

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 27, 2015