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What is the official name of the FGF8 gene?
The official name of this gene is “fibroblast growth factor 8 (androgen-induced).”
FGF8 is the gene's official symbol. The FGF8 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 FGF8 gene?
How are changes in the FGF8 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the FGF8 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 10q24
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 103,529,886 to 103,540,125
The FGF8 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 at position 24.
More precisely, the FGF8 gene is located from base pair 103,529,886 to base pair 103,540,125 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about FGF8?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about FGF8 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 FGF8 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 FGF8?
alternative splicing ; axis ; cell ; cell proliferation ; differentiation ; embryo ; embryonic ; epithelial ; fibroblast ; gene ; gene expression ; genetics ; growth factor ; homologs ; hormone ; hypogonadism ; hypogonadotropic ; inheritance ; proliferation ; protein ; splicing ; syndrome ; testes ; tissue ; transcript ; tumor
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.