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What is the official name of the GJA5 gene?
The official name of this gene is “gap junction protein, alpha 5, 40kDa.”
GJA5 is the gene's official symbol. The GJA5 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 GJA5 gene?
How are changes in the GJA5 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the GJA5 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q21.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 147,756,198 to 147,781,053
The GJA5 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 21.1.
More precisely, the GJA5 gene is located from base pair 147,756,198 to base pair 147,781,053 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about GJA5?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about GJA5 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 GJA5 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 GJA5?
arrhythmia ; atrial ; atrial fibrillation ; bradycardia ; cardiac ; cell ; connexin ; contraction ; familial ; fibrillation ; gap junctions ; gene ; genotype ; heart failure ; mutation ; palpitations ; protein ; syncope ; transcript ; transmembrane
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.