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What is the official name of the GNAQ gene?
The official name of this gene is “guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), q polypeptide.”
GNAQ is the gene's official symbol. The GNAQ 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 GNAQ gene?
How are changes in the GNAQ gene related to health conditions?
Where is the GNAQ gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 9q21
Molecular Location on chromosome 9: base pairs 77,716,274 to 78,031,449
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The GNAQ gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 9 at position 21.
More precisely, the GNAQ gene is located from base pair 77,716,274 to base pair 78,031,449 on chromosome 9.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about GNAQ?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about GNAQ 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 GNAQ 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 GNAQ?
autoimmunity ; calcification ; cell ; chromosome ; class ; congenital ; cutaneous ; domain ; gene ; glaucoma ; guanine ; hypercellularity ; in vitro ; ischemia ; locus ; mental retardation ; necrosis ; neutrophils ; nucleotide ; posterior ; protein ; pseudogene ; receptor ; regress ; subunit ; syndrome ; transmembrane ; vascular
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.