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What is the official name of the HOXA1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “homeobox A1.”
HOXA1 is the gene's official symbol. The HOXA1 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 HOXA1 gene?
How are changes in the HOXA1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the HOXA1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 7p15.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 7: base pairs 27,092,992 to 27,096,005
The HOXA1 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 7 at position 15.3.
More precisely, the HOXA1 gene is located from base pair 27,092,992 to base pair 27,096,005 on chromosome 7.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about HOXA1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about HOXA1 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 HOXA1 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 HOXA1?
anterior ; arteries ; autism ; axis ; brainstem ; cardiac ; chromosome ; class ; developmental delay ; differentiation ; DNA ; dysgenesis ; embryonic ; gene ; gene expression ; homeobox ; homeodomain ; hypoventilation ; isoforms ; mental retardation ; palsy ; posterior ; protein ; sensorineural ; spectrum ; syndrome ; transcript ; transcription ; transcription factor ; 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.